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Caryota Urens L. (ಈಂದು)

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Caryota Urens L. (ಈಂದು)

Family: arecaceae

Characteristic features:

Habit : A tall, handsome palm.

Leaves : Large, bipinnate, leaflets triangular, irregularly cut, wedge-shaped, obliquely truncate, apex, praemorse, the upper margin prolonged into a tail-like process,leaf-sheaths smooth, fibrous-netted.

Inflorescence : Spadix

Flowers :Monoecious, fully developed spadix are very large several feet long, drooping and freely hanging round about the palm, making it a very conspicuous object, spathes 3 - 5, tubular, splitting on one side, flowers very numerous, placed in threes, the central and the lowermost being female and develop late, the side flowers are male, male flowers - sepals 3, roundish, cordate, imbricate, petals 3, coriaceous, concave, reddish, stamens about 40, filaments short, white, female flowers - sepals 3, broader, petals 3, shorter, greenish, staminodes usually 3, placed opposite the sepals,ovary superior, 3 - celled, ovule 1, stigma sessile.

Fruit : Drupe round, yellow.

Flowering and Fruiting Time : Throughout the year

Source : Department of Botany
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