Salak, Snake Fruit

Salacca zalacca Because of its scaly skin, the Salak is also known as Snake Fruit and Snakeskin Fruit. It is the fruit of the Salak Palm (Salacca zalacca). Family: Arecaceae Origin: The Salak Palm (Salacca zalacca) is native to Indonesia. It is cultivated in the tropics. Edible: The flesh is edible and tastes sweet to […]

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Ravenala madagascariensis

Traveller’s Tree, Traveller’s Palm, East-West Palm The Traveller’s Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), which can reach a height of up to 15 meters, is native to Madagascar. Its seeds are covered with a blue, waxy coating. Family: Strelitziaceae Origin: Madagascar (distribution map) Height: Up to 15 meters, herbaceous plant, tree Edible: The peeled seeds are supposed to […]

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Cyperus alternifolius

Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Palm, Umbrella Sedge The Umbrella Palm is not related to the palms (Arecaceae family), but belongs to the Cyperaceae family. It can grow up to 1.5 meters high and is native to tropical and subtropical Africa. There it grows in swampy habitats. Characteristics & Description Height, habit: 50 to 150 centimeters, herbaceous […]

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Nannorrhops ritchieana

Mazari Palm Nannorrhops ritchieana can grow up to 4 meters high. It tolerates some frost, but is said to be unable to cope with rainy and wet winters. Characteristics & Description Height, habit: Up to 4 meters, shrub Life cycle: Perennial Poisonous: No Origin: Asia (Afghanistan, India, Iran, Pakistan) (distribution map) USDA zone: 8 (19.4 […]

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