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  1. raffia palm, Raffia farinifera, Raffia ruffianoun

    a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks

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  1. Raffia palm

    Raffia palms (Raphia) are a genus of about twenty species of palms native to tropical regions of Africa, and especially Madagascar, with one species (R. taedigera) also occurring in Central and South America. R. taedigera is the source of raffia fibers, which are the veins of the leaves, and this species produces a fruit called "brazilia pods", "uxi nuts" or "uxi pods".They grow up to 16 metres (52 ft) tall and are remarkable for their compound pinnate leaves, the longest in the plant kingdom; leaves of R. regalis up to 25 metres (82 ft) long and 3 metres (9.8 ft) wide are known. The plants are monocarpic, meaning that they flower once and then die after the seeds are mature. Some species have individual stems which die after fruiting, but have a root system which remains alive and sends up new stems which fruit.

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  1. raffia palm

    The Raffia Palm, also known as Raphia farinifera, is a type of palm tree native to Africa that is known for its long, pinnate leaves - the longest in the plant kingdom. The tree is commercially important due to its leaves which yield strong and pliable fibers used for weaving baskets, mats, hats, ropes etc., and for wrapping up goods. Its sap can also be made into palm wine. It grows in the form of a shrub and can reach up to 16 m in height in optimal conditions.

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  1. Raffia palm

    The Raffia palms are a genus of twenty species of palms native to tropical regions of Africa, especially Madagascar, with one species also occurring in Central and South America. They grow up to 16 m tall and are remarkable for their compound pinnate leaves, the longest in the plant kingdom; leaves of R. regalis up to 25 m long and 3 m wide are known. The plants are either monocarpic, flowering once and then dying after the seeds are mature, or hapaxanthic, with individual stems dying after fruiting but the root system remaining alive and sending up new stems.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffia palm in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffia palm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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