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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 9, 2010

The Solitary Fishtail Palm #2

Botanical Name : Caryota urens

From across the road, sighted an odd looking pair of the Fishtail palms in the foregrounds of the Medan Mara at Jalan Raja Laut. One looking fine while the other, on the right, looked rather unwell, its top unceremoniously and prematurely topped.  By past observations, these are among the most luxuriant of palms with their well aligned, multi leaflet fronds.

But all's not doom and gloom for this pair.  Looking up, it amazes me with its exciting "star burst" canopy.  What a mesmerizing feature when it's only a handful of tidy fronds and hey presto! such a beautiful star against the clear sky...

How not to keep on looking at the bright side of things? Nature's art is everywhere, just need to "see" it and appreciate its mystical wonder :)

As for the unfortunate one, believe it's been under attack of some kind, diseased or man made, looking at the long crack line on its trunk, am unsure :(

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