a.k.a. Gebang (Malay)/Buri
The "bronzy-leaved" palms are such a cheerful contrast to the park greens with steel masses in the background. Actually, there were two groups of the Gebang palms in the KLCC park. These being so eye-catching, one could not miss....
One batch were planted beside the C. umbraculifera and some larger, shadier trees. They seemed okay but less happy.
This batch on the undulating ground beside the man-made stream and an adjacent pedestrian bridge looks absolutely vibrant and "sun tanned" in the the open. Just stunning!
|sunny & toasted|
|large palmate leaves|
The woody trunk is capped with many petiole ends, all armed with spines!