Corypha taliera Roxb. (1820:51)

Tali palm, Tara palm (used by Johnson, 1998b:41)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Taliera bengalensis Spreng. in Syst. Veg., ed. 16. 2: 18 (1825); Taliera tali Mart. ex Blume in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15[bis]. 7: 1306 (1830); Corypha martiana Becc. ex Hook.f. in Fl. Brit. India 6: 429 (1892), nom. illeg.; Corypha careyana Becc. in Webbia 5: 7 (1921)


Conservation Status

Extinct in the Wild (Johnson, 1998) or Rediscovered in the Wild (if verified) (Khan et al., 2001)

Last wild record: 1979 (Johnson, 1998); possibly rediscovered in the wild in 2001 (Khan et al., 2001)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Bangladesh, India & Myanmar


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Roxburgh, W. (1819). Plants of the coast of Coromandel, 3: 51-52.. t. 255. 256.


Other references:

Basu, S. K. (1986). Corypha palms in India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 11(2): 477-486.

Basu, S. K. (1991). India: Palm utilization and conservation in India, pp. 27-28. In: Johnson, D. (ed.). Palms for Human Needs in Asia. Palm utilization and conservation in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Basu, S. K. and Chakraverty, R. K. (1994). A Manual of cultivated Palms in India. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.

Beccari, O. (1933). Asiatic Palms, Coryphae. Ann. Bot. Gard. Calcutta 13: 10-32.

Benthall, A. P. (1933). The Trees of Calcutta and its neighborhood. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun (Reprint 1984).

Dalrymple, S. E., Abeli, T., Ewen, J. G., Gilbert, T. C., Hogg, C. J., Lloyd, N. A., Moehrenschlager, A., Rodríguez, J. P. and Smith, D. (2023). Addressing Threats and Ecosystem Intactness to Enable Action for Extinct in the Wild Species. Diversity 15: 268.

Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Govaerts, R. and Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Hassan, MD. Abul. (2021). Extreme early-age flowering of a Tali palm (Corypha taliera Roxb.) tree. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 28(2): 451-453.

Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.

Jain, S. K. and Sastry, A. R. K. (compilers). (1984). The Indian Plant Red Data Book-I. Howrah: Botanical Survey of India. iv + 162 pp. [p. 28]

Johnson, Dennis Victor. (1998a). Corypha taliera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38493A10118302. Downloaded on 21 November 2016.

Johnson, Dennis Victor. (1998b). Tropical palms. (Non-wood forest products series No. 10). Rome: FAO.

Johnson, Dennis Victor et al. (1997). Completed data collection forms for palms.

Khan, M. S., Hassan, Md.A. and Basu, S. K. (2001). Rescue of an "extinct" palm in Bangladesh. Species 36: 9.

Khoshoo, T. N. (1996). India needs a National Biodiversity Conservation Board. Current Science 71(7): 506-513.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Rahman, M. O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

Roxburgh, W. (1832). Flora Indica: Descriptions of Indian Plants. Serampore: Printed for W. Thacker and co., Calcutta.

Smith, Donal et al. (2023). Extinct in the wild: The precarious state of Earth’s most threatened group of species. Science 379(6634): eadd2889.

Sreekumar, V. B. and Hareesh, V. S. (2013). Diversity, endemism and conservation of Indian palms, pp. 36-38. In: Proceedings of the 25th Kerala Science Congress.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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