Metroxylon sagu is an important plant grown for its edible starch

Metroxylon sagu (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui) It has been said that where Metroxylon sagu grows, nobody ever goes hungry. It is an important plant economically grown throughout tropical Asia as a source of edible starch accumulated in its stem in large amounts. An impressive palm with new leaves in brilliant red and […]

Oenocarpus bataua is highly recommended as an oil and fruit crop

Oenocarpus bataua (Bataua Palm, Seje Palm, Pataua Palm, Ungurahui) Seje Palm or Pataua Palm is a very attractive, evergreen and fast-growing palm. A multipurpose tree, it is highly recommended for cultivation as an oil and fruit crop. Its thin and oily mesocarp has chocolate-like taste and is very popular. Usually found in the tropical rainforests […]

Oncosperma tigillarium is a unique palm whose trunk is armed with long and black spines

Oncosperma tigillarium (Nibung Palm, Nibong Palm, Nibung, Nibong) Nibung Palm or Nibong is a gorgeous-looking, tall and densely clumping palm whose trunk is armed with long, slender and black spines that are 5-10 cm long. An extremely unique and very attractive palm that is grown in lowland swampy forest and among mangroves.

Roystonea regia with its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape

Roystonea regia (Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm, Royal Palm) Cuban Royal Palm or Florida Royal Palm is a majestic and striking palm. It is considered one of the most captivating palm in the world. Its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape. Roystonea regia is the national tree of Cuba.

Dypsis leptocheilos is an impressive palm with reddish-brown tomentum

Dypsis leptocheilos (Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm, Red Fuzzy Palm) Redneck Palm or Teddy Bear Palm is one of the most unique ornamental  palms of Madagascar. It has a very distinctive reddish-brown tomentum on the crownshaft that resembles a teddybear’s fuzz and a white waxy trunk. Definitely, an impressive and majestic palm that is excellent […]