The Nypa Palm resembles a short stunted coconut tree and is only found in very wet areas such as swamps and waterways. It will only grow in brackish water and is therefore found around coastal areas. The terminal bud of the palm tree is edible raw or cooked. A sweet sap may be obtained by daily tapping the curved stem of the yellow flower (see above) shortly after it blooms. At various stages throughout the year, the palm produces a nut, which looks something like a wooden fibrous pineapple.This nut, which may be larger than a soccer ball, is . . .

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