pith helmets

Roger Whitehead rgw at office-futures.com
Tue Apr 28 12:20:19 EST 1998


In article <3545B3C5.7AE0 at student.murdoch.edu.au>, Tim wrote:
> I'm just curious what plants are used to make pith helmets

The sola or shola (Aeschynomene indica), which is why they're also known as 
the sola topi (Hindi for hat) or topee. Sola is native to swamps in India.

Regards,

Roger

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