- Metroxylon sagu
Metroxylon sagu Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots (unranked): Commelinids Order: Arecales Family: Arecaceae Genus: Metroxylon Species: M. sagu Binomial name Metroxylon sagu
Metroxylon sagu is a species of palm in the genus Metroxylon, native to tropical southeastern Asia in Indonesia (western New Guinea, and the Moluccas), Papua New Guinea, Malaysia (both Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak) and possibly also the Philippines (though maybe introduced there).
Cultivation and uses
Sago palm reproduces by fruiting once a life time at the end of it life cycle. It is mainly propagated by collecting young shoot that sprouts from the base of the palm. This method is faster.
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