Borassus madagascariensis

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Borassus madagascariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Borassus
Species: B. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Borassus madagascariensis
(Jum. & H.Perrier) Bojer ex. Jum. & H.Perrier

Borassus flabellifer var. madagascariensis Jum. & H.Perrier

Borassus madagascariensis is a species in the palm family Arecales endemic to Madagascar.[3][4]

The palm heart and newly germinated seedlings are edible, and an alcoholic drink is produced from the fruit.[5]


  1. ^ Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. (2012). "Borassus madagascariensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T38452A2869399. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T38452A2869399.en. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  2. ^ The Plant List, Borassus madagascariensis
  3. ^ Jumelle, Henri Lucien & Perrier de la Bâthie, Joseph Marie Henry Alfred. 1913. Annales du Musée Colonial de Marseille, sér. 3, 1(1): 61., Borassus madagascariensis
  4. ^ Jumelle, Henri Lucien & Perrier de la Bâthie, Joseph Marie Henry Alfred. 1907. Annales de l'Institut Botanico-Geologique Colonial de Marseille, sér. 2 5: 389, f. 2–4. Borassus flabellifer var. madagascariensis
  5. ^ Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.

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