Introduction Like most other types of trees, palm trees mainly propagate by the production of seeds. This does not mean that one cannot propagate a palm by other means, but in nature the main technique for survival of the species is through the production of seeds. Seeds are produced by flowers or inflorescences. These flowers may be: Seeds develop on these flowers and, when mature, typically fall to the ground and are ready or near-ready for germination.
Victims of big corporations Europe is one of the world's biggest palm oil consumers, along with India and China. About half of the palm oil used last year in Europe was for biofuels that ended up in gas tanks, according to environmentalists. Indonesia and Malaysia have threatened retaliatory sanctions on European products over the proposed palm oil ban, which calls for a complete phase-out from biofuels by The legislation is awaiting a final vote and member-state approval. As the diplomatic row smoulders, Indonesian grower Selamet Ketaren says he and other small farmers - the backbone of the industry - are pawns at the mercy of land-clearing multinational firms that buy their crops. Environmentalists accuse the multibillion-dollar industry of destroying huge swathes of rainforest home to indigenous communities, orang utans and other threatened species. Critics say that oil palm development also contributes to climate change through deliberate forest-clearing fires, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and lung-clogging smog into the region's air.
EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for South-east Asian farmers
Sarawak, Sabah; Brunei; Indonesia: Other local names are given in some of the sources cited. Distribution is within the Southeast Asian region as defined; some species also occur elsewhere. References for Table 4. Davis, ; Davis and Kuswara, ; Davis et al.
Its scientific name is Borassus flabellifer. It belongs to Arecaceae family. It has some other english names.