Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Abacaor Abaka

Abaca or Abaka, the Manilla hemp, a valuable fibre obtained from the leaves of Musa textilis, a native of the Philippine Islands, related to the banana. The fibre is used for cordage and papermaking. The name is also applied to the plant.

“Not a drop of rain falls in the sandy desert or on the barren rock, however useless it may seem to be, that is not seen to be of value by God, and that is not designated to accomplish some important purpose there.”
–Albert Barnes, Notes, Job 38:26