Nypa fruticans Wurmb. ex Blume

  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (Palm Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NARIYAL FAMILY (नारियल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ARECACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nypa fruticans Wurmb
  • Common name : Nypa palm
  • Vernacular name : Nipamu (Telugu); Gulga (Hindi)
  • Habit : Palm (Cluster)
  • Comments / notes : Planted in the coastal areas and gardens
  • Key identification features : Stem underground with large pinnate leaves in a dense crown
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Boudh district, Nayagarh district, Cuttack district
  • World Distribution : Coastal areas of Indo-Pacific region, Australia, Sri Lanka, Malay Archipelago
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nypa fruticans. Downloaded on 1 July 2022.

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