In the savannas the most characteristic trees are the monkey bread tree or baobab (Adansonia digitata), doom palm (Hyphaene) and euphorbias.
The trade is very largely centred in the export of palm oil and palm kernels and the import of cotton goods and spirits, mostly gin.
The rich oasis of Tyin contains many villages embosomed in palm groves and surrounded with orchards and fields.
To the south-west of the picturesque belts of palm trees which stretch inland from the northern coast of Bahrein, is a wide space of open sandy plain filled with gigantic tumuli or earth mounds, of which the outer layers of gravel and clay have been hardened by the weather action of centuries to the consistency of conglomerate.
From the cave we have advanced to roofs of palm leaves, of bark and boughs, of linen woven and stretched, of grass and straw, of boards and shingles, of stones and tiles.
The chief constituent of palm oil; also contained in greater or less quantities in human fat, olive oil, and other animal and vegetable fats.
The chief products are rubber, brought from the interior, and palm oil and palm kernels, obtained in the coast regions.
This struggle for existence has completely changed the habits of some plants, turning the palm and the cactus into climbers, and even some normal species into epiphytes.
On the north side, embowered in palm trees, is a great statue of Columbus, at whose feet kneels the figure of America.
The coco-nut palm is most abundant in the vicinity of Baracoa.