Yes, It is a monocarpic palm (flowers only once in its life).
Like Ficus, It has been considered as a keystone species which provide
food for many insects, birds, bats and other animals.
It takes about 30-40 years for flowering.
Those who have access to Springer, please read the article at
On Feb 4, 2:20 am, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com
> *Corypha umbraculifera* commonly known as* *Talipot Palmhttp://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/tree.html
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM, ajinkya gadave <ajinkyagad...@gmail.com
> > very nice palm prasant jee
> > i think this palm tree is national tree of srilanka
> > On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Prashant awale <pkaw...@gmail.com
> >> Dear Friends,
> >> I had seen this spectacular sight in the forest on a small hill near Yana
> >> (North karnataka). I could see the profuse flowering of some palm tree. I
> >> was too far and thus tried to capture this with max possible zoom.. Do have
> >> a look at these enclosed snaps..
> >> Date/Time: 20-01-2011 05:45PM
> >> Location: Yana
> >> Habitat: Wild
> >> regards
> >> Prashant
> *Tanay Bose*