image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

The talipot palm (Corypha umbraculifera) growing by a lakeside in Ceylon.

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Coloured etching after W. Daniell, c.1810
Talipot palm leaves are used for thatching and umbrellas and for sacred Buddhist books

Inscription: The talpat palm. Corypha umbraculifera. view in Ceylon. from a drawing in the possession of Sir Alex. Johnston. W. Daniell, delt.
Additional makers: Johnston, Alexander, Sir, 1775-1849.

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Sri Lanka

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