Borassus flabellifer or Sugar Palm Tree: Among the wide variety of plants, Sugar Palm tree was considered a popular plant and symbolically of the Cambodia country. Moreover, It is represented to Khmer national identity because it can offer many benefits to Cambodian society.
Furthermore, The Palm tree was considered as the long life tree and high strength level wood. The scientific name of Sugar Palm is Borassus flabellifer.
Borassus flabellifer is one type of palm tree, have a big trunk and erect with height 10 to 25 m. It has shallow root without taproot.
It’s all trunks are grit with hazel color and leaf scars, the diameter 0.2 to 0.6 m according to kind of soil. The youngest leaf was collected in the top of the tree. For the new petiole is yellow-green color and yellow-brown when it old with the thorns like blade saw on the both side. The differential of female and male Borassus flabellifer tree is its flower. The male Borassus flabellifer flower is oval with the size 0.02 to 0.04 m and length 0.30 to 0.50 m. Whereas female flower is the circle with the length 0.50 to 0.70 m that product the fruit from 20 to 50.