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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Ribbon Fan Palm

Botanical Name: Livistona decipiens

A native of Australia, this is a very beautiful yet hardy palm.  Borne on a single solid trunk, the bright green fan shaped leaves have droopy bits which give the overall graceful ribbon look.

It's distinct look makes it easily recognizable from afar and as this palm prefers full sunshine, it's popularly used for exterior landscaping.

basking in the lovely sunshine 

             wind swept
                                                                                                          beware of the thorny petioles

                     scissor look 

                                                                                   crown of fruits - from green to gray blue

It thrives in the warm tropics and given adequate care, it should be well worth the patience as the bigger it gets, the more stunning too!  Definitely one of the prettiest of the Livistonas.

1 comment:

  1. Dear friends:

    There is a confusion with the name of Livistona sp.
    Images from L. decipiens (today L. decora) belong to L. chinensis and vice versa