Popular name: Talipot Palm
Scientific name: Corypha umbraculifera
Very imposing, talipot palms can reach up to 25 meters high and own the largest set of flowers of the plant kingdom, making an expanded halo beyond its leaves. Its flowering, a unique event during its lifetime, takes place between the age of 40 and 80 years.
Millions of hermaphrodite flowers and thousands of seeds are produced and, soon after, the green-brownish fruits take around one year to ripen – after that, the palm tree starts to expire. The leaves are used to make roofs, mats, sunshades, and furniture.