Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Arecaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Phoenix loureirii Kunth

Leaf arrangement

Leaf Type

Imparipinnate

Leaf Shape

Leaf Apex

Leaf Base

Sheathing

Leaf Margin

Habit : A stout shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Common on bare exposed slopes in plains from the coast in scrub jungles 1200 (1800)m. Indian subcontinent.

Indigenous Information : The tender shoot just above the ground is edible.

 

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Names:



Tamil : Malai eecham, Chiru eecham


Flower:

Enclosed in a much branched spadix, in spikes. Flowering from October-DEcember.

Fruit :

A drupe, oblong, green to orange to black. Seed 1, grooved ventrally. Fruiting from March-May.

All from Arecaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)