Material of this specie in Chinas has been mistakenly treated in the past as Salacca secunda Griffith, a species that does not occur in China[
Salacca griffithii is a spiny, clump forming, evergreen palm growing from short, subterranean stems; each stem is topped by a crown of 6 - 20 large leaves that can each be up to 7 metres long including the petiole[
The plant is commonly used as a source of materials for thatching roofs.
E. Asia - southern China (Yunnan), Myanmar, northern Thailand
Lowland rain forests or more often in disturbed areas; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The leaves are commonly used for thatching[
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