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!
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