Caryota rumphiana

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Caryota rumphiana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Caryota
C. rumphiana
Binomial name
Caryota rumphiana
  • Caryota rumphiana var. moluccana Becc.
  • Caryota rumphiana var. papuana Becc.

Caryota rumphiana, whose common names include the fishtail or Albert palm, is a Caryota or fish tail palm. It is native to Philippines, Sulawesi, Maluku, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago.[1][2][3][4][5] Its leaves have a distinctive fishtail shape and its flowers have been described as mop-like. It is monocarpic.


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Caryota rumphiana". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Takeuchi, W. (2005). Floristic notes from a holocene successional environment in Papuasia. Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 95-116.
  5. ^ Dowe, J.L. (2010). Australian palms: biogeography, ecology and systematics: 1-290. CSIRO Publishing.