Caryota mitis Lour.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 19

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Caryota mitis Lour.
status

 

Caryota mitis Lour. 

Names.

Myanmar: minbaw, tamibaw. English: clustered fishtail palm, fishtail palm, wine palm.

Range.

Southeast Asia, from Myanmar to the Philippines.

Use.

Fruit: Irritant (poisonous).

Notes.

In Indo-China the fibers from the axils of the leaves are applied in the form of moxas for cauterization of bites of poisonous animals or insect stings; on the Malay Peninsula the fruits may be put into juice, mixed with bamboo hairs and toad-extract, and used to poison food. Even the fruit’s pulp causes skin irritation ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Caryota