NIPA FRUTICANS Wurmb.

Family: Arecaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Golpata, Gulga, Golphal.

English Name: Nipa Palm, Water Cocoanut.

Description of the Plant:
A stemless palm, with erect leaves. Leaves very many, 4.5-9 m long; leaflets innumerable, shortly decurrent on the rachis, 1.2-1.5 m long. Spadix 1.2-2.1 m long. Male flowers very small. Fruit 30 cm diam., nodding.

NIPA FRUTICANS
NIPA FRUTICANS Wurmb.


Using Information:
Powdered leaves are used as a remedy for bites of centipedes and as cure for ulcers (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Banks of rivers and canals in mangrove forests of southern districts.


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