Cement Cave Caryota

At Cherrapunjee, a cement factory is inadvertently and irrevocably destroying an ancient limestone cave beneath it. This fishtail palm grows near the cave entrance where water flows in.

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Bodhi Leaf Cement Cave Caryota

At Cherrapunjee, a cement factory is inadvertently and irrevocably destroying an ancient limestone cave beneath it. This fishtail palm grows near the cave entrance where water flows in.


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Fishtail Palm or Jaggery Palm: This Indian tree is used for its sweet “”jaggery” sap, and has distinctly twice-compound leaves. Its masses of flowers hang in shaggy yellow clusters.
  • Botanical species: Caryota urens
  • Botanical family : Arecaceae [Palm]
  • This species is profiled in Krishen’s Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 25.25915 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 91.71267 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 1281.9 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Into The Northeast
  • Path : Along the Brahmaputra into Assam, then up into the Meghalaya Hills
  • Date photographed: 7.03.10

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For the landmarked tree named Cement Cave Caryota , the database reference code is: q042.


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