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- The sugar palm is the national tree of Cambodia. These trees dominate the Cambodian landscape, and most of them grow in rice fields or thicker forest groves. The valuable by-products of the sugar palm include sugar, palm wine, seeds which can be eaten as dessert, timber, and the fronds, which can be used in weaving. Sampans are long wooden boats, varying in design, generally used for fishing or transportation. Some include a small shelter on board, and are usually propelled by oars or outboard motors. Sampans are still extensively used throughout East and Southeast Asia.
- Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Cambodia: Ministere de l'Information. Cambodge. Phnom Penh, 1962. Cambodia Ministry of Tourism website (http://www.mot.gov.kh/fruits.asp), opens in a new window.
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Preliminary Inventory of the Center for Asian Research Records (1966-2006). MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection (1995). 2007-04146. University Archives. ASU Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. http://www.azarchivesonline.org/xtf/view?docId=ead/asu/asianresearch_ac…