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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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Friday, May 7, 2010

Definition of 'palm'

For the purpose of this blog, I have taken a plain, simple enough definition from Your
as a start guide to help with my understanding of this species.

Any of an order (Arecales) of tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees and shrubs, having a woody, usually unbranched trunk, and large, evergreen, featherlike or fan shaped leaves growing in a bunch at the top.

Etymology :
ME palme < OE palm < L palma : so named because its leaf somewhat resembles the palm of the hand.

Adjective :
Designating the only family (Arecaceae) of palms, including the coconut palm, betel palm and date palm.

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