EPPO Global Database

Corypha umbraculifera(CPYUM)

Code created in: 2002-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CPYUM
  • Preferred name: Corypha umbraculifera
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Not known in the wild. A cultivated plant in South India and Sri Lanka, which is now grown throughout southeast Asia. One of the largest palms in the world (up to 25 m), with the largest inflorescence of any plant (6-8 m). Monocarpic (dies after flowering). Used for thatching, and in ancient times as a writing material.

Common names
Name Language
fan palm English
talipot palm English
Schirmpalme German
Talipotpalme German
palmier à sagou French
talipot d'Inde French
talipot parasol French
palma talipot Spanish
palma di S. Domingo Italian
parasolwaaierpalm Dutch
árvore-dos-sombreiros Portuguese
corifa Portuguese
palmeira-das-Bermudas Portuguese
talipot Portuguese
talipotpalm Swedish
зонтичная пальма Russian
таллипотовая пальма Russian