Corypha umbraculifera L.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (FAMILY of PALMS)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Corypha umbraculifera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corypha umbraculifera L.
  • Common name : Talipot Palm
  • Habit : Palm
  • Comments : A monocarpic species. Occurs mostly towards the low, moist coastal regions. Sometimes cultivated in gardens on hills. The leaves are used for thatching and for making umbrellas, fans, baskets and mats. Strips of leaves have been used for writing, in the past. Edible starch can be extracted from the pith of the stem prior to the initiation of flowering. The hard endosperm of the seed is ivory-like and used for making beads, buttons and other ornamental articles.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar; Introduced in South-East Asia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Corypha umbraculifera. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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