Nipa (Nipa burtinii)
Period: Late Cretaceous to present day
Environment : swamps, river borders, humid areas
Climate : warm and humid
Nipa is a genus of palms of which some species still exist today. They are trunk-less palms (or, when there is a trunk, it is tiny). The leaves of Nipa burtinii were big and long, with spiky leaflets. This species grew next to each other to form dense and intricate vegetation barriers along the rivers and swamps, and in all humid areas. A particular characteristic of Nipa burtinii were the big nuts (much similar to those of Coconut palm) which hung from a fruit stem growing at the base of the main stem.
Model 1 specs: 2 meters
Model 2 specs: 1.5 meters
Model 3 specs: 1 meter