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Corypha elata Talipot Palm Palem Gebang Arecaceae
 

Gebang Palm, Buri Palm , Talipot Palm, palem Gebang, Corypha elata

 
Gebang Palm, Buri Palm , Talipot Palm, palem Gebang, Corypha elata

Corypha (Gebang Palm, Buri Palm or Talipot Palm) is a genus of six or seven species (the World Checklist (WCSP) does not recognise C. macropoda, but IUCN does) of palms (family Arecaceae), native to India, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and 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 1-2.5 metres. All the species are monocarpic and die after flowering. The genus is relatively slow growiGebang Palm, Buri Palm , Talipot Palm, palem Gebang, Corypha elatang and can take many years to form a trunk.

Edible Parts: The trunk contains starch that is edible raw. The very tip of the trunk is also edible raw or cooked. You can get large quantities of liquid by bruising the flowering stalk. The kernels of the nuts are edible.

     

 

  

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