A G.R. Lambert & Co. 1908 photograph showing a Fishtail Caryota palm tree, or scientifically known as Caryota rumphiana. It is called a Fishtail Caryota probably because of its fishtail appearance, with its irregular fan-shapped jagged bi-pinnate leaves, with tips showing many veins. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.