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Corypha (Gebang Palm, Buri Palm or Talipot Palm) is a genus of six or seven species (the Kew palm checklist does not recognise C. macropoda, but IUCN does) of palms (family Arecaceae), native to Indiamarker, Malaysiamarker, Indonesiamarker, the Philippinesmarker, New Guineamarker, and northeastern Australia (Cape York Peninsulamarker, Queenslandmarker). They are fan palms (Arecaceae tribe Corypheae), with the leaves with a long petiole terminating in a rounded fan of numerous leaflets.

They are all large palms, with large fan-shaped leaves with stout petioles ranging from 2-5 m in length. They reach heights of 20-40 m and with a trunk diameter of up to 1-1.5 metres.



The leaves are often used for thatching or can be woven into baskets, etc. Three kinds of fibres, namely buri, raffia, and buntal, may be obtained from the plant.


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