Palmyra Palms are economically useful, and widely cultivated in tropical regions. The palmyra palm has long been one of the most important trees of Cambodia and India, where it is used over 800 different ways. The leaves are used for thatching, mats, baskets, fans, hats, umbrellas, and as writing material.
In Indonesia the leaves of this plant were used in the ancient culture as papers and the fruit is now known there as lontar.
In Cambodia the tree is a national flora symbol/emblem that is seen growing around Angkor Wat like this tree.
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