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Conclusion - parushaka - Phoenix pusilla Gaertn.

parushaka :

Cultivated tree Photograph by: Rachael Moore


Phoenix pusilla is an evergreen, solitary-stemmed palm tree with a short, unbranched stem up to 3 metres tall that is thickly clothed with old leaf sheath
The leaves are up to 2 metres long
An edible starch is obtained from the stems in times of food shortage. The leaves are used locally for making baskets, mats etc.

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