Borassus flabellifer L.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Subfamily : CORYPHOIDEAE
  • Species : Borassus flabellifer
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Borassus flabellifer L.
  • Common name : Palymra Palm, Thoddy Palm
  • Vernacular name : Tala (San.); Taltar, Tal, Tari (Hin.); Taale mara (Kan.)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Native : India,Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  • Comments : Frequent near seacoast. Wood used as rafters, hut construction, pillars and posts. Leaves for thatching roof, stem tapped for sugar-toddy and to get Jaggery. Pulp of the tender fruit is edible.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2011 - Palms of Karnataka

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