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  Corypha umbraculifera
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Corypha umbraculifera L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 1657. 1763; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 428. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1561(1089). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 428. 1984; Basu, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 11: 480. 1987; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 413. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 529. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 493. 1994; Renuka, Palms Kerala 37. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 899. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kodappana, Sitalam, Talippana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Talipot Palm
  Description: Monocarpic palms; stem solitary, dark grey with distinct leaf scars. Leaves costapalmate, orbicular, 3-8 m in diameter, cleft to the middle into 80-100, bifid lobes, leaf base split into two halves; petiole about 3 m long, massive, margins with well defined teeth. Inflorescence terminal, about 6 m long; primary flower branches arise horizontally from the main axis; ultimate flower branches (rachillae) 12-40 cm long, white, smooth. Flowers bisexual, arranged in clusters of 3-6 flowers. Fruit globose, 3 cm in diameter. Seeds smooth and very hard.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-June
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Widely cultivated in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status: Data Deficient (DD)
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