Phoenix robusta (Becc.) Hook.f.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (Palm Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NARIYAL FAMILY (नारियल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ARECACEAE
  • Basionym : Phoenix humilis var. robusta Becc.
  • Synonym(s) : Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata (Griff.) Govaerts; Phoenix humilis var. pedunculata (Griff.) Becc.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata (Griff.) Govaerts
  • Vernacular name : Shelu (Marathi); Chittinthal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Palm (Columnar)
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Key identification features : Stem stout clothed and appearing tessellated by the small spirally arranged leaf sheaths; a few basal leaflets forming spines up to 9 cm long. Fruiting spadix about 6 cm long. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, brown.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Nashik district, Pune district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : Indian subcontinent
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1017; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. robusta. Downloaded on 20 May 2022.

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