- Palmyrah pertains
to the subfamily Borassoideae of the palm family Arecaceae.
- Palmyrah (Borassus
flabellifer L.), a tropical palm, adorns the dry landscape of the
semi arid regions of Tamil Nadu (TN), Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West
Bengal, Bihar, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
- Palmyrah is a
dioecious palm with the great majority of its economic products such
as immature endosperm, mesocarp pulp, tuberous seedlings obtained
only from female palms.
- Palmyrah is
generally propagated by direct sowing at the time of monsoon.
- Palmyrah thrives
well in arid zones and it is a tree of sub-tropical region.
- Palms, unlike
broad-leaved woody trees, complete stem caliper growth before
beginning substantial height increase.
- Palms have been
cultivated in Hungary as in most Central European countries since
the Baroque Period.
- Palmyrah palms
are found in abundance in the Peninsula. In some places they grow
wild and in others they are cultivated.
- Mechanisation has
become a buzz word in oil palm industry of Malaysia over the last
two decades. It is commonly recognised as a means of solving
increasingly acute shortage of labour in the plantation sector.
- The Palmyra,
Coconut and Sago Palms throw outspathes during the flowering season.
When these spathes are tapped, exudation of the juice begins.
- Many palm species
have been tapped throughout the tropical world in order to produce
fresh juice (sweet toddy), fermented drinks (toddy, wine, arak),
syrup ("honey"), brown sugar (jaggery) or refined sugar.
- It has been
ascertained from a survey that about 22 lakh Palmyra palm trees, 10
lakh Date palm trees and 1 lakh Sago palm trees exist in orissa.
- The State of
Orissa has occupied the second position in the country, after
Tamilnadu, in Palmgur Industrial activities.
- It has been
estimated that a single Palmyra palm tree can yield Neera, gur,
fibre and palm leaf articles worth of Rs.600/- per annum.
- The palm oil
market was based on naturally regenerated groves of Elaeis
guineensis (oil palms).
- About 18 percent
of all palm species worldwide are found in Mexico—95 species in 22
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