Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum, Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm

Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum

Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: S-E Asia, India
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdible plantPalm or palm-like plant

A very large palmate palm, with a hard, black trunk, and a skirt of dead leaves underneath the crown. The leaves are very large, up to 10 ft. across, and bluey green in color. It has large black fruit. Culture: Hot, sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant, cold sensitive. Palmyra fruit is eaten raw while the outer layer is still unripe. If left to mature, the outer layer can also be eaten raw, boiled or roasted. The fruit is similar in taste to lychees and has a jelly-like consistency.

Borassus flabellifer var. madagascariensis - is endemic to Madagascar.

Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum, Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm. Borassus madagascariensis
Borassus madagascariensis

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