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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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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Triandra Palm

Botanical Name : Areca triandra

Also known as the Wild Areca or Pinang, it's a native of India as well as South-east Asia.  This is a fast growing palm with ringed stems and a lush crown of dark green feather fronds.

It thrives in tropical and sub-tropical regions and found commonly as an understory palm in the tropical rainforests.  Its peculiar feature is that its inflorescence of small cream coloured flowers are lemon-scented and the oval fruits upon maturing turns deep red or scarlet.

Also, upon nearing the clump I heard lots of bird activity among those shady fronds and bunches of delicious fruits.

It's an attractive palm, easy on maintenance and with the right amount of indirect sunlight, this plant is a delight in any garden or space.  And the birds - well, that's the bonus...

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