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  1. talipot, talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera(noun)

    tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper

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  1. talipot palm(Noun)

    A tall palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, from Sri Lanka and southern India, having very large leaves and flowers

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  1. Corypha umbraculifera

    Corypha umbraculifera, the talipot palm, is a species of palm native to eastern and southern India and Sri Lanka. It is one of the largest palms in the world; individual specimens have reached heights of up to 25 m with stems up to 1.3 m in diameter. It is a fan palm, with large, palmate leaves up to 5 m in diameter, with a petiole up to 4 m, and up to 130 leaflets. The talipot palm bears the largest inflorescence of any plant, 6-8 m long, consisting of one to several million small flowers borne on a branched stalk that forms at the top of the trunk. The talipot palm is monocarpic, flowering only once, when it is 30 to 80 years old. It takes about a year for the fruit to mature, producing thousands of round, yellow-green fruit 3-4 cm in diameter, each containing a single seed. The plant dies after fruiting.

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