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Eugeissona utilis - Becc.

Common Name Stilt-root Palm. Wild Borneo sago palm
Family Arecaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rainforests[314].
Range Southeast Asia - Indonesia in Borneo,
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Eugeissona utilis Stilt-root Palm. Wild Borneo sago palm


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Eugeissona utilis Stilt-root Palm. Wild Borneo sago palm
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eugeissona utilis is an evergreen Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Eugeissona pachycarpa Burret. Eugeissona wendlandiana Burret

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Apical bud  Pollen  Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - occasionally eaten[297 ]. A starch obtained from the stems is used to make sago[297 , 314 , 347 ]. Excellent quality[301 ]. Pollen - it is produced in abundance[297 ]. The violet pollen grains are eaten with rice or sago as a dessert[301 ]. The terminal bud is edible[347 ]. Eating the bud will lead to the death of that shoot since the plant is unable to form side branches.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching the walls and roofs of dwellings[297].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

Cultivation details

Management: Managed Multistem  Regional Crop  Staple Crop: Basic Starch

Plants succeed in moist tropical climates where temperatures never fall below 10°c, the average annual rainfall is 1,500mm or more and the driest month has 25mm or more rain[297 ]. Requires a moist soil and a position in full sun[314 ]. A multi-stemmed tree[297 ].

Carbon Farming

  • Management: Managed Multistem  Regularly removing some multiple stems. A non-A non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.
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Propagation

Seed - pre-soak 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers. Seed takes several months to germinate[297].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Kadjatoa, Kajatao, Kinangan, Nanga, Palem sagu hutan borneo, Paluon,

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sarawak, SE Asia

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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