Caryota


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Caryota

 

a genus of plants of the family Palmae. They are tall palms (up to 25 m) that die after fruitage. The leaves are bipin-nate, approximately 6.5 m long, with small cuneate segments. The flowers are in very large racemose inflorescences (approximately 3.5 m long). The fruit is berry-like. There are approximately 12 species, growing in India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, China (in Yunan), the Malay Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, and tropical Australia. Sugar is obtained from the juice of the inflorescences of several species, including the jaggery palm (Caryota urens) and the species C. mitis; the juice is made into wine. Starch is obtained from the heartwood of the trunks. The wood of many species is used in construction. Fiber from the leaves is used to make rope and other articles.

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Following Dransfield (1981), we may distinguish five palm genera that have been part of the flora of adjacent parts of Sunda and Sahul since the Cretaceous, and that yield pith (or sago) which has been historically harvested by human populations: Metroxylon, Arenga, Corypha, Caryota and Eugeissona.
Of the nine genera of starch-producing palms known to be utilized for food in island southeast Asia (Johnson 1977), only Metroxylon, Arenga, Borassus, Eugeissona, Caryota, and possibly Corypha, provide starch on a significant scale.
The species evaluated were Caryota mitis, Chamaedorea costaricana, Chamaedorea tepejilote, Dypsis lutescens, Licuala elegans, Phoenix roebelenii, Ptychosperma macarthurii, Roystonea regia, and Veitchia merrillii.
Se evaluo 9 especies de palmas (Cuadro 1): Caryota mitis (cola de pez), Chamaedorea costaricana (pacaya), Chamaedorea tepejilote (tepejilote), Dypsis lutescens (areca), Licuala elegans (licuala), Phoenix roebelenii (fenix), Ptychosperma macarthurii (palma macarthur), Roystonea regia (palma real), y Veitchia merrillii (navidena).
Caryota mitis, Ptychosperma macarthurii, and Dypsis lutescens, exhibited consistently lower [[psi].
Sago" among those groups refers not only to Metroxylon sagu but also Eugeissona utilis, Arenga, Caryota, and Corypha (Sellato personal communication).
au NORTHERN TERRITORY QUEENSLAND BRANCH SECRETARY Yvonne Falckh BRANCH SECRETARY Beth Mohle Office address Office address 16 Caryota Court 106 Victoria Street Coconut Grove NT 0810 West End 4101 Phone (08) 8920 0700 Phone (07) 3840 1444 Fax (08) 8985 5930 Fax (07) 3844 9387 Email info@anmfnt.
Butea monosperma, Caryota urens (leaves), Cordia dichotoma, C.
Office address 16 Caryota Court Coconut Grove NT 0810 Phone (08) 8920 0700 Fax (08) 8985 5930 Email info@anmfnt.
auropunctata disinfestation treatment of potted plants was evaluated by using naturally-infested fishtail palm Caryota mitis Lour.
VI, 205: <<cum autem omnes copia pomorum et avium omnis generis abundent, hanc et palmetis caryotas ferentibus, ac nuce pinea abundare; esse copiam et mellis; papyrum quoque et siluros in amnibus gigni; infestari eas belluis, quae expellantur assidue putrescentibus>>.