I'd been to this park before (near IKEA, Mutiara Damansara, PJ) but again, probably not looking hard enough. No, I'd not been able to access this part of the park due to a large ditch separating us. One day, as I decided to 'cross' the ditch and took the path around the lake, there was this group of 6 stunning fan palms standing poised infront of my eyes! Recognition failed me...
These handsome palms looked so regal and magnificent in the full morning sun. A solid solitary trunk with a crown of healthy palmate leaves. Everything about it, is so Bismarck-looking but I couldn't recall any information other than the Bismarck being silver-grey since I'm a complete green horn in this project.
were deep red or scarlet and looked pretty contrasting against the smooth, light green petioles.
The petioles have a dusting of rust-brown powder at the ends nearer to the leaf shaft.
Large, deep green, pleated fan shaped leaves nearly 1m across with bits of curly-worly threads dangling amongst it.
I've since found out there is this particular green version (form) of the Bismarckia nobilis through helpful assistance rendered by forum members of palmtalk.org. Without their invaluable input, this species would probably be filed away for another rainy day... moping about its true id.