Borassus flabelliformis – Famine Foods

Borassus flabelliformis

Borassus flabellifer


India (Madras Presidency): fruits, leaf-buds (or ‘cabbage’) and fusiform roots eaten; (Bombay Presidency): roots eaten; (Rajasthan): fusiform roots, fruits and leaf buds eaten. A cooling drink, Neera, is made from the fresh sap of the plant.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Bombay Presidency: Tad, Tad -mar. Tamil: Pannei. Telugu: Karatalamu, Tatichettu; (root): Tati telangu. English: Palmyra Palm

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