1. Abaca

    Abaca (Musa textilis) is a tree-like herb resembling the banana in appearance. The leaves of abaca...
  2. Buri palm

    Buri (Corypha elata) is the largest palm endemic in the Philippines. It is one of the...
  3. Coco coir

    Coco coir or the coconut fiber comes from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), basically from the...
  4. Coconut palm

    Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is abundant anywhere in the Philippines at any time of the year....
  5. Coconut shell

    Coconut shell is a material from the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The shell...
  6. Cogon grass

    Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica), also called silver hair grass or sword grass, belongs to the sweet grasses...
  7. Giant Bamboo

    Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) belongs to the family of sweet grasses. It is one of the...
  8. Gmelina

    Gmelina (Gmelina arborea) is a fast growing plant, which grows on different localities and prefers moist...
  9. Lampakanay

    Lampakanay (Typha orientalis) is widely distributed all over the Philippine archipelago. It is abundant in low...
  10. Raffia

    Raffia comes from the young shoot or leaf of the buri palm. Two qualities of Raffia...
  11. Rattan

    Rattan (Calamus javensis), is a climbing vine abundant specifically in the southern part of the Philippines....
  12. Water hyacinth

    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant endemic to tropical and sub-tropical areas. With...
  1. Coconut palm

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    Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is abundant anywhere in the Philippines at any time of the year. It is a large palm, growing up to 30 meters; its feather-like leaves with multi-divided features are 4-6 meters long, and its pinnae 60-90 centimeters long. Old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth....
  2. Buri palm

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    Buri (Corypha elata) is the largest palm endemic in the Philippines. It is one of the most important palms, next to coconut, in terms of economic and industrial relevance. The buri palm, which can really be huge, produces millions of individual blossoms and ten thousands of seeds. It only flowers...
  3. Giant Bamboo

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    Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) belongs to the family of sweet grasses. It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world with reported average growth of 3 to 10 centimeters per day and can even grow as much as 100 centimeters in 24 hours depending on the local soil...
  4. Abaca

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    Abaca (Musa textilis) is a tree-like herb resembling the banana in appearance. The leaves of abaca are upright, pointed, tapering and narrow; and its trunk is noted to be smaller than the banana‘s. Its fruit is banana-like, small, inedible and full of seeds. Abaca grows to a height of about...
  5. Epoch Collaboration

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    Celebrating the 8th anniversary of LRI Design Plaza, Epoch is proud to announce a contempoary furniture and arts exhibit. TRANS:CULTURE, explores the Memory or Tradition re-interpreted. Presented to the public for the first time, 15 to 20 works of art synthesize of filipino typologies with adapted cutlure signifiers, propelling iconic...