Tree of Knowledge (Palm)

In Botany, the Palm is a tree. Species include the Palmyra Palm and the Date Palm. The Palm was one of the trees that became symbolic of the Tree of Life. In some contexts it became seen as a pillar or column. This had a major impact on architecture. The top of this pillar was often associated with a Lotus Flower. This is dicussed in lecture 27b: The Lotus and the Palm