Wednesday, January 22, 2014

රන් දෝතළු[Ran dothalu] (Loxococcus rupicola)

Ran dothalu is a rare endemic palm confine to the  south-western rain forests from lowlands to hills (300 to 1500m a.s.l.). It can be found as small populations on shady rocky outcrops  near streams. Seeds use as a substitute for Betel-nut palm for mastication with betel. This palm recently become  a popular ornamental plant and despite the fact that it is protected under the law, illegal over exploitation widely practices and hence become an endangered plant.


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    1. janaka kaluhendiwelaAugust 9, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      i have a well grown plant at home in polgahawela, no flowers yet,it's a seedling from a friend.

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    2. my plant got bloom during this vesk season

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  2. Corrrect details about this plant.

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