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Vietnam

In Vietnam, the leaf stalks of mangrove palms (fig.), which are also commonly known as nipa palms (fig.) and water coconut (fig.) palms, are widely used in roof thatching.

 

When harvesting, by cutting the stalks off at the base of plant, always minimal three stalks should be left intact, in order to prevent the plant from dying and thus to secure a future harvest.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

 

  nipa palm thatched roofs