|Scientific name:||Caryota mitis Lour.|
|Synonym name:||Caryota griffithii Becc., Caryota sobolifera Wall. ex Mart.|
|Common name:||Burmese fishtail palm, Clustered fishtail palm, Tufted fishtail palm|
|Hebrew name:||דקל זנב דג|
|Arabic name:||Nakhlat câryôtâ|
|Family:||Arecaceae, Palm Family, דקליים|
|Stems:||Multi-stemmed clusters, up to 8m tall, 8-20cm in diameter, columnar; stems die after fruiting|
|Leaves:||Irregular bi-pinnate leaves, fan-shaped and jagged at the tip with many veins, up to 3m long|
|Inflorescence:||borne among or below leaves, to 85 cm; rachillae 20-60, 25-65 cm; flowers appear in threes, one female flower in between two male ones|
|Flowers:||Small, separate male and female flowers; male flowers to 10mm; sepals ca. 3mm; petals purple to maroon, 12-15mm; stamens 12-24; female flowers to 5mm; sepals ca. 3mm; petals 4-5mm.|
|Fruits / pods:||Round green turning blackish-red|
|Distribution:||Native to India, Sri Lanka, to Southeast Asia, introduced to many other tropical countries; escaped cultivation|
|Chorotype:||India: Andaman Islands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Caryota Greek, karyon, a nut (JON)
mitis Latin, mild; gentle; without spines.
griffithii, named after W. Griffith [1810-1845], a British physician who collected plants.
sobolifera, soboles, referring to the underground creeping base of a stem; having creeping rooting stems.
Flowers appear in threes, one female flower in between two male ones.