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Borassus (borassus palm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Borassus (Palmyra palm) is a genus of five species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and New Guinea. These massive palms can grow up to 30 m (98 ft) high and have robust trunks with distinct leaf scars; in some species the trunk develops a distinct swelling just below the crown, though for unknown reasons. The leaves are fan-shaped, 2–3 m long and with spines along the petiole margins (no spines in B. heineanus). The leaf sheath has a distinct cleft at its base, through which the inflorescences appear; old leaf sheaths are retained on the trunk, but fall away with time. All Borassus palms are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants; male flowers are less than 1 cm long and in semi-circular clusters, sandwiched between leathery bracts in pendulous c
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Borassus aethiopum (palmyra palm) (Attributes)
Borassus akeassii
Borassus flabellifer (toddy palm) (Attributes)
Borassus heineanus (New Guinea Palmyra Palm)
Borassus madagascariensis (Endangered)

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Tamil Nadu

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