A tall palm, Corypha umbraculifera, native to Southeast Asia and the Philippines. The talipot palm is a very tall palm with broad fan-shaped leaves that are used for making fans and umbrellas and covering houses. The leaves have been used for writing paper.
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- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Website address 1 Comment: Virtual Palm encyclopedia at http://www.plantapalm.com/vpe/photos/species/corypha_umbraculifera.htm
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998