WTF Fun Fact – Suicidal Palm Tree

The “suicidal palm” (Tahina spectabilis) was recently discovered in Madagascar. The plant grows for decades before exploding with nectar-rich blossoms that develop into fruit which ultimately deplete the plants nutrients and cause it to die. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2008/01/suicidal-palm-debuts-madagascar

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  1. its very common. even our part of india does have this trees. we used to call as “Koondhal Panai” (hairy palm)… as it looks like woman hair. once we see this green leaves, we will decide its life is going to an end.

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