Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Calyptronoma plumeriana - Manaca
Edible Poriton: Male flowers
A solitary palm. It grows 4-10 m high. The trunks are 10-20 cm across. There are 12-16 leaves. The leaves have leaflets along the stalk. These are regularly arranged and spread in the same plane. Both male and female flowers occur on the one plant. The flowering stalks grow out from beneath the leaf crown. The flower stalk is short with flowers congested on it. There are 3-5 flowering branches 13-22 cm long. The fruit are small and brown or black when mature.