Karuka Palm Tree
Karuka is a palm tree which is comes under the Genus monocots. This wonderful tree is widely found in subtropical and tropical islands of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. The fully grown tree will achieve a height of 20 m. This palm tree has strap shaped leaves that may be spiny. The male and female flowers are produced on different plants. So it is called as Dioecious.
The female tree produces flowers with round fruits. This fruit changes it color from green to bright orange as it matures. These fruits are eaten by lizards, bats, crabs, rats and others rodents. These trees are generally found in the wild. Southeast Asian use Pandan leaves for cooking purpose.