Corypha taliera

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Figure 1. C. taliera

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Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgappsredlistdetails384930" Extinct in the wild

Common Names:

Tali

Distribution & Habitat:

West Bengal to Myanmar

Description:

A massive, solitary, palm with a hapaxanthic mode of growth (the plant dies after setting seed). It has a greyish trunk up to 27 metres (90 feet) tall, with large, partially segmented, palmate leaves up to 3 metres (9 feet) across, on the end of 3 metre (9 feet) long petiole, armed with black teeth. These are one of the largest palmate leaves of any plant.

Cultivation:

Likes a sunny, warm (tropical/sub-tropical) position, with plenty of water. Moderately slow growing.



Contributed by:

Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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