Botanical Name : Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Further to previous posts, The Bottle Palm, this specimen certainly takes the cake!
Its interesting form is that it has a wind swept, reclining trunk which is rather unusual. Reminds one of the Leaning Tower of Pisa but more leaning. Fortunately, it's sited to receive the full sun and hence, not slanted towards the sunlight as earlier thought.
Gauging from its new shoot, it's certainly trying to 'correct' its path to maintain a decent balance for future survival.
|making a U-turn|
Meanwhile, its freshly bloomed inflorescence with clusters of small white flowers has certainly attracted the attention of some small insects including a red dragon fly.
|dragon fly point|
The future of this unique 'bottle trunk' located at The Secret Garden is going to be quite spectacular, a clear diversion from the way it was and I hope we get to see how nature takes its course, albeit in a long, long while yet.