An Asian fan palm which yields a wide range of useful products, including timber, fibre, and fruit.
- Borassus flabellifer, family Palmae
- The carving abounded in motifs from nature including swallows, hydrangeas, azaleas, geraniums, lilies, palmyras, and balloon vines.
- The palmyra palm being the most useful of the species is widely grown in tropical coastal zones.
- According to a dietician at the Hospital, fruits like watermelon, tender coconuts, palmyra, lime and cucumber are diuretic and hence play a vital role in eliminating body heat.