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Borassus flabellifer
(toddy palm)

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Borassus flabellifer (toddy palm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Borassus flabellifer
  • Preferred Common Name
  • toddy palm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Windbreak

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
1. habit of female palm
2. habit male palm
3. leaf
4. male inflorescence branch
5. female inflorescence
6: infructescence
7: fruit with three pyrenes (cross-section)
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. habit of female palm 2. habit male palm 3. leaf 4. male inflorescence branch 5. female inflorescence 6: infructescence 7: fruit with three pyrenes (cross-section)
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
1. habit of female palm
2. habit male palm
3. leaf
4. male inflorescence branch
5. female inflorescence
6: infructescence
7: fruit with three pyrenes (cross-section)
Line artwork1. habit of female palm 2. habit male palm 3. leaf 4. male inflorescence branch 5. female inflorescence 6: infructescence 7: fruit with three pyrenes (cross-section)PROSEA Foundation
B. flabellifer: 1, habit female palm; 2, habit male palm; 3, leaf; 4, male inflorescence branch; 5, female inflorescence; 6, infructescence; 7, fruit with 3 pyrenes (cross-section).
TitleB. flabellifer - line drawing
CaptionB. flabellifer: 1, habit female palm; 2, habit male palm; 3, leaf; 4, male inflorescence branch; 5, female inflorescence; 6, infructescence; 7, fruit with 3 pyrenes (cross-section).
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
B. flabellifer: 1, habit female palm; 2, habit male palm; 3, leaf; 4, male inflorescence branch; 5, female inflorescence; 6, infructescence; 7, fruit with 3 pyrenes (cross-section).
B. flabellifer - line drawingB. flabellifer: 1, habit female palm; 2, habit male palm; 3, leaf; 4, male inflorescence branch; 5, female inflorescence; 6, infructescence; 7, fruit with 3 pyrenes (cross-section).PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Borassus flabellifer L.

Preferred Common Name

  • toddy palm

Other Scientific Names

  • Borassus flabelliformis L. (1774)
  • Borassus sundaicus Becc.

International Common Names

  • English: fan palm; palmyra palm; palmyrah; Sea-apple; toddy; wine palm
  • French: Borasse; palmier à sucre; rondier; rônier

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: palmira
  • Cambodia: thnaot
  • Germany: Faecherpalme; Lontaropalme; Palmyrapalme
  • Indonesia: lontar; siwalan; tal; tala
  • Italy: Palma da ventagli
  • Malaysia: lontar; tah; tai
  • Myanmar: tan bin
  • Thailand: not; tan; tan-yai
  • Vietnam: loost; noost; thoost; thoost noot

EPPO code

  • BASFL (Borassus flabellifer)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Arecales
  •                         Family: Arecaceae
  •                             Genus: Borassus
  •                                 Species: Borassus flabellifer

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Windbreak

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits
  • Honey/honey flora
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable

Materials

  • Fibre
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Charcoal

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Posts
  • Roundwood structures
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Engineering structures
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction