Monday, October 3, 2011

කටු කිතුල්[Katu Kithul] (Oncosperma fasciculatum)

An endemic palm with ‘black compressed spined trunk’ unlike much common Kithul palm (Caryota urens). It grows in wet lowland hilly areas such as foothills of Peak wilderness, Sinharaja, knuckles range etc. Usually found in steep rocky outcrops as clusters of trees.  


2 comments:

  1. :) Perhaps look like, but has entirely different features. Most importance one is it doesn't have a spined trunk like Katu Kithul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wodyetia)

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