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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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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Joey Palm #2

Botanical Name : Johannesteijsmannia altifrons
(also known as Sal or Daun Payong in Malay)

Found this stunning group of young joeys at the forest floor of the 'Rainforest' at 1Utama, Damansara Utama in Petaling Jaya.

At first thought, I might have stumbled onto the lesser seen, much endangered Diamond Joey (J. magnifica) based on the silverish underside of the leaves. However, it was not to be. There were no fine white hairs at all. :(

diamond shaped leaves
young leaf shoot
silverish illusion

slim petioles
So similar in outlook to the J. magnifica but nonetheless, quite happy with this latest common Joey find.
More information available on previous post The Joey Palm.

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