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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 14, 2010

The Triangle Palm

Botanical Name : Dypsis decaryi

What a sight!  This native of Madagascar island in South Africa is definitely one to behold.  One has got to see to believe and appreciate its uniqueness.  This palm is also known as the Madagascar Palm. It has got a solid dark brown trunk and a spectacular crown shaft comprising 3 rows of silvery grey feather leaves.  The fronds appearing on the 3 sides give a  bizarre but dramatic effect.

It is suitable for both indoors and out, potted or planted with very little care except trim a frond or three!

                     awesome sculpture

                                                                                      younger specimen

                      dramatic leaf scars

This is one of the rarer and oddest palm specimen I've come across todate.  Needless to say, there will be many more exotic and exciting ones for me to learn and discover with this amazing collection.  

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