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This fish tail palm is the same kind of palm that the M people in SE Asia (where I grew up) use for their fire-starting kits. They use the dry bark from inside, a chip of pottery, and dry bamboo. The spark from striking the pottery on the dry bamboo starts the bark smouldering.
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Taken by Aaron Nystrom with a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100 | f 8 | 1/400 sec | 34mm