fishtail palm


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fishtail palm

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Any of several tropical Asian palms of the genus Caryota, particularly C. mitis, that have bipinnate leaves with leaflets shaped like a fish tail and are often cultivated as ornamentals.
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Noun1.fishtail palm - attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Caryota, genus Caryota - fishtail palms
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Palm trees, including the lady palm, kentia palm, fishtail palm and parlor palm, can be grown in containers, and often transition well between indoor and outdoor spaces all year.
Fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is one of the important palms growing all over the world including Pakistan.
The ample and resilient foliage of a lady palm or a fishtail palm would readily fill the room.
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org) and the craggy hills and cliffs of southern California include the bottlebrush tree, with its oddly shaped garish flowers; the screw pine, with its fanlike topknots and spindly trunks; and the fishtail palm, with its gently nodding plumes.
At almost every step another variety was shaking its distinctive foliage in my direction - elephant palm (so called because the base of the trunk resembles an elephant's foot), bottle palm, fishtail palm, sugar palm, raffia palm and the tallipot palm, which grows for between 40 and 60 years, flowers and then dies.