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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, October 30, 2010

The Date Palm #2

Botanical Name : Phoenix dactilifera

This is one (looks like two) palm that has defied the odds and also endure the adverse conditions to grow in a mound of dirt, which is a road divider, in front of Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Have been observing it on and off during my daily transit and wondered if it ever gets to grow to maturity considering the very tight spot it has found itself in, corseted by exposed cables, stones and concrete. Guess it's a careless toss of a couple of seeds out of the car window after consuming the fruit and they fatefully landed at this particular terra firma beside a monsoon drain.

Despite consistently blanketed by exhaust fumes spewing from non-strop traffic plying this route, it is looking none the worse for wear, most importantly had not darkened its overall outlook...

hardy & resilient
prickly 4-5in spines

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