Wine Palm
Scientific Name: Caryota urens L.
Caryota urens

Size: Relatively fast growing to 90 feet (30 m)
Min. Temperature: 26F (-3C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: India, Burma, Sri Lanka
Germination: 4 months to 1 year to germinate in warm media, easy
Leaf: Bipinnate, Dark green, 9 feet.
Trunk: N/A, Gray, smooth with leaf scars,
Flower: Cream. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 12 inches.
Fruit: Dull red. 3/4 inches. round.
Seed: Dull gray. Round with groves.

The sap contains a significant percentage of sugar. It is used to make an alcoholic drink. As the other caryotas, the fruit pulp is caustic and should be handled with care. The central part of the trunk (the sago) is starchy and is sometimes eaten.


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