Anahaw (Livistona rotundifolia), footstool/table/fan palm, is a round-leaf fountain palm native in Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa, and cultivated all over the world for its broad, shiny leaves. It grows up to 20-24 meters tall in sub-tropical climates and humid, tropical areas. Anahaw is often used in awards and medals to symbolize high achievement, loyalty and strength.
The leaves are mostly harvested and used for thatching and food wrapping. It is also commonly used for bags, fan and wall decors. Anahaw is considered one of the most beautiful plant species in the Philippines.
Reference: Jame Cook University / Anahau Energy / Answers.com / Nida Kee’s Tropical Garden / Wikipedia / WikiPilipinas / Photo by Ana Nechelle