Salacca wallichiana, Zalacca rumphii, Salak Kumbar, Sala

Salacca wallichiana, Zalacca rumphii

Salak Kumbar, Sala
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterThorny or spinyEdible plantPalm or palm-like plant

A dioecious, creeping and tillering palm, growing in clumps with very spiny leaves. In palms over 100 years old, the creeping stem can reach 3-4 m, with an erect terminal leaf-bearing part 1 m tall and with many adventitious roots, most abundant towards the tip.

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