Wallichia oblongifolia Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 5: 486 1845. (Syn: Harina densiflora (Mart.) Walp.; Harina oblongifolia (Griff.) Griff.; Wallichia densiflora Mart.);

Please can anyone name this plant.
Habitat-…. Garden
Plant Habit- ….Sorry forgotten
Height/Length-….Leaves Type… see pic
Fruits… See pic

Sorry, forgot to say it was found in a private garden in Kalimpong on 4th April 2011 at 9.45 am.

just a wild guess any Palm like fish tail palm

I think it may have been a young palm. My 2 pics were taken at ground level if I remember correctly.
Hopefully someone may confirm whether it is A Fish tail palm.

No, not a fishtail palm…
at least..

Could you please check your specimens with Wallichia densiflora? Arecaceae. Few links for your kind perusal:

Wallichia oblongifolia Girff. (syn. Wallichia densiflora Mart.) is a native palm in Uttarakhand and few individuals of it are known here. Attached picture is of a small plant seen by me near Jeoli Kot Uttarakhand.



Wallichia oblongifolia ? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please confirm

yes, could be W. oblongifolia 



Re: Wild palm : 7 posts by 3 authors.

Pecharthal, North Tripura
The fruits can do itching. Please identify

leaf end reminds me of fish tail or similar palm. do you have pictures of the whole palm?

Pl. check comparative images at Arecaceae

I could not find a match at Arecaceae 

possibly Wallichia oblongifolia

so, … thinks this might be Wallichia oblongifolia? that’s dwarf fishtail palm…. how small does it have to be to qualify for a dwarf? plus any distinguishing features that are obvious in the photographs given to us?


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