My tangle pattern "Pindo"
Here's another pattern based on the trunk of a palm tree. *shakes head* There is just no beating Mother Nature when it comes to creating designs. All we can do is study and learn.
Pindo could probably be considered a tangleation, though I'm not sure of exactly what pattern. Because, like many patterns it is based on repeating rows of a shape. In this case, the shape is a triangular wedge. A row of large wedges is laid down, and the smaller wedges are repeated in a triangular pattern.