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It. has been stated that the Talipal palm blossoms only once during its life, and then when it is about eighty years old. Whan it it has attained its full growth, the flower S})iko bursts with ,\, loud report, and a beautiful plume of flowers quickly springs up, rapidly unfolding, and forming °a rich crown (o the tree. When the flowers fall oil', large bunchos of frnil. are Keen iii iheir pIiKT. As soon as the fruit ha> ripened t!ie tree dries up, and decays so rapidly that in two or three weeks it is seen prostrate and rotting on the ground, ,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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