Solitary palm. Trunk to 10 m tall and 40 cm wide, grey. Leaves arching in an extended crown, bright green, shiny. Leaflets broadly wedge-shaped, one margin sharply toothed, the other with a tail. Panicles about 2 m long, pendulous. Fruit to about 3 cm across, reddish to black, 1-2 seeded.
India, Sri Lanka, Burma
Widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics.
Tall, single-trunked, bipinnate-leaved palm with broad, wedgeshaped, shiny green leaflets.
NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).
C. ochlandra Hance, Chinese Fishtail Palm from China, has a trunk to 8 m tall and 30 cm wide, grey. Leaves arching in an extended crown, bluish-green. Leaflets grey-green, blunt, with jagged margins. Panicles about 1.5 m long, pendulous. Fruit about 2 cm across, reddish to black. Uncommonly cultivated but probably the most cold-tolerant species in the genus. One of the few bipinnate-leaved palms.There is a specimen at Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).
Source: (2005). Arecaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.