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Talipot palm
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Scientific Classification
Binomial Name

Corypha umbraculifera

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Image Description

The talipot palm is a species of palm tree known by the scientific name Corypha umbraculifera. They grow in tropical and warm countries, and is very large, considered to be one of largest tree in the world. The talipot palm also has the largest inflorescence in the world. It lives very long time and it was very difficult to grow. It has been discovered in United States, China, Northern Africa, and primary in India.[3]


This Talipot palm is standing there without any other trees.

The Talipot palm is a palm tree that goes up to average 25m of height and average of 1.3 in diameter of whole round of tree. Also the palmate is 5 m in diameter, a petiole is 4 m, and it has 130 leaflets. This Talipot palm is so big and that it is considered one of the largest tree in the world today. The Talipot palm has the 6-8 m long inflorescence. This is also the one of the reason why this tree is consider largest in the planet. This inflorescence's top, the millions of flowers are born and starting a new life in earth and those flowers only live through once. This process of growth starts when those flowers are 30 years old. It usually Dies around 80 years old. After those flowers come out from the tree perfectly, the fruits of the tree will appear one year later.[3] The talipot palm produces fruits. The fruit is yellow-greenish color. The fruit is 3-4 cm in diameter, with only one seed in the fruit itself. It is only monocarpic. It is so small that there is a lot of amount that comes out from the tree. These leaves can be use for umbrellas to cover from all the rain that falling in their habitat range, also these leaves can cover at least seven people from the rain. It was useful in ancient times because they had to escape the great amount of rain from the sky.[2]


The fruit is usually done with repotting on March or April.[4] The fruit has a single seed that can come out from the tree. However the tree dies after they immediately after they are done reproducing.[3]


This talipot palm is from India. Pictures black and white.

The talipot palm is usually can be find in Southeast of Asia, specially all around theNorth and south of china. The Talipot tree is the forest in India and Sri Lanka.[5] The India produces a lot of Talipot palm because they have most natural living. Those tree has to be rally old to look great. Unlike other countries, India does not produce and need a lot of substances from the trees. The Talipot Palm has the one of the most beautiful view you will ever see. When all the talipot palm gets together and make a little forest, it is great to see and picture. This tree's habit is usually evergreen. It means that it has to live in the area where heat is most needed and also the great amount of water. [2] This talipot palm can be use in different and variety of ways in life. This tree's work is just not reproducing fruits, It is also used to make wine from the sap of leaves. However you might not see trees in the United States except Hawaii because this has to have certain amount of temperature. It has very weird conditions that it has to live through the weather that other countries provide. The best thing about this tree is that it live so long that even you put the seed when you were one year old, this tree will live until you die.[3]

The Talipot Palm has to live in 55 F degrees of temperature.It has to be above its temperature, so it can feel the climate like the native country they are use to, which is tropical and hot weather climate. This talipot palm had lived in United States before. In Miami, Florida. It was so beautiful to look at and it was really precious to Miami society. It was stored at Fairchild Tropical Gardens. However the Hurricane Andrew had swapped the trees at Miami in 1992.[6][3]

This tree's growth is very slow and need a lot of space to grow. It can grow indoors, but it has to be remove outside before it gets too big and it will destroy the container or shelter it is in.[7]If you want to plant this tree, you have to plant this tree in low mountains and arid areas. It is so tall and too big, it might cause some dangerous situations in town. Also it has to live in best conditions for this tree. It has to be rain climate too because the water has to be in the tree for the summer because it has to survive. If you are trying to grow, spray this tree twice a day during summer.[4]

The other name for Talipot palm in other different languages.

The kuda means umbrella and Pana means palm tree in Malayalam.[8]

  • Hindi: Bajarbutta (बजरबट्टू)
  • Telugu: Sritalam
  • Bengali: Tali
  • Marathi: Talipot
  • Malayalam: Kudappana
  • Tamil: Kudaippanai[3]
  • Burmese: Pe-Pen
  • Chinese: San Xing Xing Li Ye Ye Zi
  • Dutch: Grote Waaier Palm
  • Portuguese: Palmeira Das Bermudas
  • Spanish: Palma Talipot, Talipote[2]


The ancient people who knew the talipot palm had really great usages. They knew how to make the life easier to grow this trees or live close to the talipot palms

First of all, the ancient Indians( the people who lived in India not America) used it as the umbrella as we use in today. the reason why they used this leaves from the talipot palm is that they had the biggest and longest leaves in the town. Also they could cover up all the rain that coming from the sky. The leaves were so strong that even the heavy water from the sky could not rip through the talipot palm's leaves. Secondly, the ancient people used the leaves as tents. As I told leaves were very strong, it can cover the cold and strong winds at night. So when people were lost middle of the forests (The forests were usually in the India and other tropical countries), they could survive from the natural problems. Third of all, they used the fruits of talipot palm as the wine. The sap of the fruit was really sweet that it was involved in making wine in the long past. Also some people live in California and Florida also use the Talipot palm's fruit for wines.[3][2]


  1. Corypha umbraculifera Unknown author, EOL, Accessed in April 21, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Corypha umbraculifera Unknown author, Zipcodezoo, Accessed in April 20, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Talipot palm Kiran Srivastava, Flower of India, Accessed in April 20, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Corypha - Talipot Palm unknown author,, Accessed in April 21, 2011
  5. Palm unknown author, PACSOA, Accessed in April 21, 2011.
  6. Talipot Palm unknown author,, Accessed in April 21, 2011.
  7. Talipot Palm unknown author, tropilab, Accessed in April 21, 2011.
  8. Talipot palm unknown author, wikipedia, Accessed in April 21, 2011.