This attractive row of the Mountain Fishtail palm stands attentively along the busy highway across the road from the Kelana Jaya LRT station.
|looking out from the LRT station platform|
These pinnate leaflets are slightly wavy and come in a fern-like arrangement. It is definitely stunning to view from afar and quite awesome when one stands beneath its wide girth. The firm leaflets appear to carry several green tones.
The dark solitary trunk carries prominent rings from the cleaning of old leaf fronds.
While they do like a sunny well drained position, these palms are still considered rather slow growing when compared with other caryota sp. In its natural habitat may reach heights of 20m while its leafy fronds may extend up to 2m wide.
This row of palms appear quite young and thus far, no sign of inflorescence nor fruits as yet.