Niyog (Cocos nucifera), popularly known as coconut palm, belongs to the class of erect palms. Standing up to 25 meters tall, it is the most widely distributed and economically valuable palm in the Philippines. Coconut twigs are ideal for placemats and table runners, votive candle containers, as well as embellishment for holiday décor. Coir fiber from husks is used to make bags, ropes and twine, door mats and floor coverings, and cushion stuffing. Shells are made into kitchen utensils and colorful dishes, buttons, and decorative wall hangings. Baskets and trays are also made out of coconut leaves and midribs.