Borassus (Palmyra palm) is a genus of five species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and New Guinea. These massive palms can grow up to 30 m (98 ft) high and have robust trunks with distinct leaf scars; in some species the trunk develops a distinct swelling just below the crown, though for unknown reasons. The leaves are fan-shaped, 2–3 m long and with spines along the petiole margins (no spines in B. heineanus). The leaf sheath has a distinct cleft at its base, through which the inflorescences appear; old leaf sheaths are retained on the trunk, but fall away with time. All Borassus palms are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants; male flowers are less than 1 cm long and in semi-circular clusters, sandwiched between leathery bracts in pendulous c

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  • البَلْمير أو التال أو البوراس (الاسم العلمي:Borassus) هو جنس نباتي يتبع فصيلة الفوفلية من رتبة الفوفليات . (ar)
  • Borassus es un género con 10 especies de plantas con flores perteneciente a la familia de las palmeras (Arecaceae). (es)
  • Le rônier ou borasse, Borassus, est un genre de palmiers qui comprend neuf espèces natives des régions tropicales d'Afrique sahélienne, l'Éthiopie, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigeria, le nord du Togo, le Sénégal..., d'Asie et de Nouvelle-Guinée. (fr)
  • Borassus (Palmyra palm) is a genus of five species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and New Guinea. These massive palms can grow up to 30 m (98 ft) high and have robust trunks with distinct leaf scars; in some species the trunk develops a distinct swelling just below the crown, though for unknown reasons. The leaves are fan-shaped, 2–3 m long and with spines along the petiole margins (no spines in B. heineanus). The leaf sheath has a distinct cleft at its base, through which the inflorescences appear; old leaf sheaths are retained on the trunk, but fall away with time. All Borassus palms are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants; male flowers are less than 1 cm long and in semi-circular clusters, sandwiched between leathery bracts in pendulous catkins; female flowers are 3–5 cm wide, globe-shaped and solitary, sitting directly on the surface of the inflorescence axis. The fruits are 15–25 cm wide, roughly spherical and each contain 1-3 large seeds. Depending on species, fruit color varies from black to brown, yellow or orange; the fibrous pulp is aromatic and sweet to taste. Each seed is enclosed in a woody endocarp, which protects it when the fruit is consumed by elephants, monkeys and other frugivores. At germination, the young seedling extends downwards into the soil and only a few leaves are visible above ground; this provides some protection against frequent fires in its savanna habitat; after an indeterminate number of years (the establishment phase), the seedling forms a stem and quickly grows above the savanna vegetation, where it is then less vulnerable to fire. (en)
  • Borassus ist eine in Afrika und Asien heimische Palmengattung. (de)
  • Borassus L., 1753 è un genere di palme native delle regioni tropicali di Africa, Asia e Nuova Guinea. (it)
  • Borassus é um género botânico de palmeiras, conhecidas como palmeiras-de-palmira ou palmeiras-de-leque, devido à forma das suas folhas. Estas palmeiras fazem parte das palmeiras-do-açúcar, por a sua seiva ser usada para o fabrico de jagra. Este género tem seis espécies, nativas de regiões tropicais de África, Ásia e Nova Guiné: * Borassus aethiopium - palmeira-de-leque-africana, distribuída em toda a África intertropical; * Borassus akeassii - palmeira de Ake Assi, endémica da África ocidental; * Borassus flabellifer - palmeira Palmyra asiática, distribuída no sul e sueste asiático; * Borassus heineanus - palmeira Palmyra da Nova Guiné; * Borassus madagascariensis - palmeira Palmyra de Madagáscar; * Borassus sambiranensis - palmeira Palmyra de Sambirano, também endémica de Madagáscar. (pt)
  • Borassus is een geslacht van palmen. De soorten komen voor in de tropische regio's van Afrika, Azië en Nieuw-Guinea. (nl)
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  • *Lontarus (Adans.)
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  • Borassus
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  • Borassus flabellifer in Karainagar, Sri Lanka
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  • See text.
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  • البَلْمير أو التال أو البوراس (الاسم العلمي:Borassus) هو جنس نباتي يتبع فصيلة الفوفلية من رتبة الفوفليات . (ar)
  • Borassus es un género con 10 especies de plantas con flores perteneciente a la familia de las palmeras (Arecaceae). (es)
  • Le rônier ou borasse, Borassus, est un genre de palmiers qui comprend neuf espèces natives des régions tropicales d'Afrique sahélienne, l'Éthiopie, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigeria, le nord du Togo, le Sénégal..., d'Asie et de Nouvelle-Guinée. (fr)
  • Borassus ist eine in Afrika und Asien heimische Palmengattung. (de)
  • Borassus L., 1753 è un genere di palme native delle regioni tropicali di Africa, Asia e Nuova Guinea. (it)
  • Borassus is een geslacht van palmen. De soorten komen voor in de tropische regio's van Afrika, Azië en Nieuw-Guinea. (nl)
  • Borassus (Palmyra palm) is a genus of five species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and New Guinea. These massive palms can grow up to 30 m (98 ft) high and have robust trunks with distinct leaf scars; in some species the trunk develops a distinct swelling just below the crown, though for unknown reasons. The leaves are fan-shaped, 2–3 m long and with spines along the petiole margins (no spines in B. heineanus). The leaf sheath has a distinct cleft at its base, through which the inflorescences appear; old leaf sheaths are retained on the trunk, but fall away with time. All Borassus palms are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants; male flowers are less than 1 cm long and in semi-circular clusters, sandwiched between leathery bracts in pendulous c (en)
  • Borassus é um género botânico de palmeiras, conhecidas como palmeiras-de-palmira ou palmeiras-de-leque, devido à forma das suas folhas. Estas palmeiras fazem parte das palmeiras-do-açúcar, por a sua seiva ser usada para o fabrico de jagra. Este género tem seis espécies, nativas de regiões tropicais de África, Ásia e Nova Guiné: (pt)
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  • Borassus (en)
  • بوراس (ar)
  • Borassus (de)
  • Borassus (es)
  • Borassus (fr)
  • Borassus (it)
  • Borassus (nl)
  • Borassus (pt)
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