The most extraordinary in the list of palms is the talipot.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Deer-hides were pegged down to form a carpet upon the floors, and the walls were neatly covered with talipot leaves.
"The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
The library of the temple held many richly bound Buddhist books, written on leaves made from the talipot palm.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The talipot palm is the queen of its tribe.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
How different to the old talipot-leaf, and the dirty little mud hut!
"Harper's Magazine, Vol III, June 1851" by Various
And there the palms, the talipot with its lofty blossom-spire,
The cocoanut and the slim areca listening await
What sorceries of his trembling rays of equatorial fire
Will next be laid upon some lesser mate.
"In A Tropical Garden" by Cale Young Rice