Palmyra palm

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Palmyra palm:

see palmpalm,
common name for members of the Palmae, a large family of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines. Most species are treelike, characterized by a crown of compound leaves, called fronds, terminating a tall, woody, unbranched stem.
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Phoenix datylifera y Borassus flabellifer presentan la vaina de fibras esclerenquimaticas que rodea el haz vascular como la observada en esta variedad, pero Cocos sp.
Chaitanya, "Preliminary studies on in vitro anti-tumor activity of tender seed coat extract of Borassus flabellifer L.
Lontar is not Corypha utan but Borassus flabellifer, and only grows in dry zones.
In Sri Lanka the major varieties of palms are Palmyra Palm or Borassus Palm) Coconut Palm' or Cocos nucifera, Kitul palm or Caryota Urens and the Areca Nut palm or areca palm Areca catechu.
The track passed through some very heavy sand belts, hemmed in by youthful mopane trees, flat-topped acacias and an occasional borassus palm.
Current sap tapping threatens palm populations, because it implies the palm's death; however, sap tapping through the inflorescences is well known for several palm species in Asia (Arenga pinnata, Borassus flabellifer, Caryota urens, Cocos nucifera, Phoenix sylvestris), and this sap is used for the production of sugar, a product commercialized in local and international markets (Dransfield 1976, De Zoysa 1992, Everett 1995).
Tree species present in the study site: Anona squamos, Polyalthia longifolia, Atlantia monophylla, Azadirachata indica, Zizyphus mouritiana, Zizyphus xylopyrus, Caesalpinia coriaria, Delonix regia, Cassia siamea, Cassia rouxburghii, Tamarindus indica, Prosopis juliflora, Acacia planifrons, Acacia leucophloea, Albizia lebbeck, Morinda pubescens, Santalum album, Borassus flabellifer, Wrightia tinctoria, Streblus asper, Pamburus missionis, Mangifera indica, Aegle marmelos, Mimusops elengi, Millingtonia hortenensis, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Erythrina indica, Adenanthrea pavonina, Thespesia populnea, Kigelia pinnata, Guazama ulmirolia, Madhuca longifolia, Couroupita guianensis.
Un ejemplo de ello es la entomofauna de las palmeras en descomposicion de la especie Borassus aethiopum (Arecaceae) en Costa de Marfil.
3 ha, rhun-palm, Borassus aethiopum-dominated, coastal primary forest, which stretches for approximately 2 km along the coast, some 10 km south of the capital, Banjul.
The direct archaeobotanical evidence for this is limited, though we have palynology for Borassus and Arenga in contexts suggesting human management from 2500 BP, and possibly also for Nypa (Maloney 1994:147-9), and starch traces for Caryota or Eugeissona (Barton 2005).
A single Borassus palm impressively heads skywards over a small clearing, where a tented dining area stands, the laced arms of Brachystegia trees embrace above.
Her Majesty met with Dr Benediktas Jankauskas, research director at the Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, who has been working closely with the university's Professor Mike Fullen and the School of Applied Sciences on its BORASSUS project.