The scientific name of black palm or palmyra palm is Borassus Flabellifer. The common distribution of this tree is tropical Asia and Africa. Black fibers will be embedded in a light brown or lighter tan colored body of this tree. The fibers of this tree are more densely packed towards the outside of its trunk. As a result, there will be more sparse toward the center of this tree. The darker vascular bundles are absent in the center core of black palm. Therefore, this wood will have a characteristic look and hardness.
The texture of black palm is medium to fine. But, it does not mean that it is even or uniform. The grain of this tree is very straight. It lacks growth rings, defects, or knots. Black palm is very durable and can resist decay. Working with black palm is little difficult with both hand tools and machine.
Black palm is mainly used for making bottle-stopper, a hand crafted item. You can make a very nice pattern by using black palm. These types of stoppers have a chrome finish and a ribbed rubber gasket. Bottle stoppers are used for keeping your wine and other cold drinks fresh. The meticulous shape of a black palm is perfect for making bottle stoppers. It also provides a very nice glossy finish.
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