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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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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Mayotte Bismarck Palm

Botanical Name : Bismarckia nobilis (green form)

Sighted along the lower end of Lorong Maarof, nearer to Jalan Bangsar, a collection of grand Bismarcks - the silver and green species planted alternately in a row.

My first impression was that the smaller silver Bismarckia could be added on at a later date.  It wasn't till available information stated that the Mayotte Island species is markedly larger and taller, some nearly twice the height of the same age silvers, that it buzzed!

The Mayotte native's rate of growth is faster than its Madagascan counterpart with the former having originated from a wetter climate.

It's not often the two are planted so close together so this is a rare chance indeed to observe both, side by side.  The contrast in colour and height is amazing!

green with inflorescence

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