|Corypha (Gebang Palm, Buri Palm or Talipot
Palm) is a genus of six or seven species of palms (family
Arecaceae), native to
1 - India,
2 - Malaysia,
3 - Indonesia,
4 - the Philippines,
5 - New Guinea, and
6 - northeastern Australia (Cape York Peninsula, Queensland).
They are fan palms (Arecaceae tribe Corypheae), with the leaves with a long petiole terminating in a rounded fan of numerous leaflets. They are all large palms, with large fan-shaped leaves with stout petioles ranging from 2-5 m in length. They reach heights of 20-40 m and with a trunk diameter of up to 1-1.5 meters.
The leaves are often used for thatching or can be woven into baskets, etc. Three kinds of fibers, namely buri, raffia, and buntal, may be obtained from the plant.
Corypha umbraculifera - Talipot Palm
Food Index : July 18, 2012 10:53:53 PM