The Charm of Gebang Palm at Tanjung Lesung – Rhino X Triathlon

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[The Charm of Gebang Palm at Tanjung Lesung]

Jun 2017

The Charm of Gebang Palm at Tanjung Lesung

Gebang Palm at Tanjung Lesung.

An attractive view in Tanjung Lesung, part of the charming panoramic beaches, Tanjung Lesung also overgrown by the Gebang Palm in most of the area.

This scientific palm tree so-called Corypha utan, is flowering and fruitful one time only, that is at the end of its life.

Gebang Palm is commonly used by bird species as source of food, not only for human life, the Gebang Palm also has many benefits.

For example, the young leaves can be processed into various handicrafts such as making mats, hats, bags, sacks, rope, net and traditional clothing.

The tip of the stem is soft and eatable, as well as the Sago obtained from the pith of the stem, is also believed to treat the intestinal diseases. The root is used to treat diarrhea. Water from the stem is used as an anti-toxin. Sap from the shoots is used to heal the wounds, cough and dysentery.

The quite hard stems can be used for building materials. However, something that you have to avoid that is the fruit. The old fruit from gebang palm is poisonous, so it should not be consumed.

Gebang Palm grow spread in the low lands at heigh about 300 m above sea level. You may found Gebang Palm in the coastal area with the height is about 15 to 20 meters. It grows slowly approximately 30 years until flowering, however in Tanjung Lesung you can see the plant anywhere in the area.

Take a selfie or wefie with the gebang palm as the background will make your photos look awesome as being in the savanna area!

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