Nypa fruticans, commonly known as the nipa palm or mangrove palm, is a species of palm tree that grows in the wild in tropical regions. The nipa palm is notable for its distinctive, umbrella-like leaves, and its fruit, which is used to make wine and vinegar.
The Mangrove Palm is found in tropical rainforests, swamps, and wetlands. It typically grows to a height of 20-30 meters (66-98 feet). The best time to see the Mangrove Palm in the wild is during the wet season, when the trees are fully leafed out.
It is the only palm considered adapted to the mangrove biome.
The seed is eaten raw; it is harvested when fruits are immature.
Plant parts have medicinal uses and specifically used in traditional medicine to treat toothache, headache, ulcers, and centipede bites.
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