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.


Species :
1 - Corypha griffithiana
2 - Corypha lecomtei
3 - Corypha macropoda
4 - Corypha microclada
5 - Corypha taliera
6 - Corypha umbraculifera - Talipot Palm
7 - Corypha utan (syn. C. elata, C. gebang) - Gebang Palm or Buri Palm

Corypha umbraculifera - Talipot Palm

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Food Index : July 18, 2012 10:53:53 PM

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