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Payungan (Tacca palmata)

Payungan (Tacca palmata) is a plant species in Dioscoreaceae, small-sized annual terna, up to 75 cm high, small and pushing rhizomes, filling secondary vegetation in the forest or gardens under the shade of large trees at an altitude of 0-1000 m.

T. palmata has single leaves, 100-30x15-45 cm and is divided as fingers for 5-7 segments supported by a linear main bone and several minor bones that are sideways, the base is narrowed and the tip is tapered, green, solid petiole and not hollow.

Dlium Payungan (Tacca palmata)

Flowers in bunches for 8-25 items and sitting at the end of a solid stem, has four involucral bracts, does not have a filiform bract and a purple-brown header.

Bright orange or red fruit and a diameter of 8-11 mm. Small tubers, ball-shaped, slightly flat and bent, somewhat resembling a kidney, about the size of a nutmeg.

Payungan grow wild in forests, home yards, gardens, under bamboo clumps, in teak and mixed secondary forests and 70-80% shade. Favor sand and clay soils with a slightly acidic and peat pH. Tropic and subtropical regions, minimum temperature of 15C and high humidity.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Tacca
Species: Tacca palmata

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