Borassus flabellifer L.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Borassus flabellifer
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Borassus flabellifer L.
  • Common name : Palmyra Palm, Thoddy Palm
  • Vernacular name : Taltar, Tal, Tari (Hin.); Thale mara (Kan.); Panai, Panaimaram (Tam.); Tadi chettu (Tel.); Talo, Tal, Tala (Ori.); Tala (San.)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Comments : Cultivated throughout, often by arid plains. The sap from the palm is extracted and is used as a fermented beverage locally (Toddy).
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Indo-China, Siam, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, New Guinea, Australia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. flabellifer. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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