Noticed this elegant palm beside the BSC carpark perimeter wall in Bangsar awhile back. Couldn't really match it to any tropical specimen thus far.
Its bright green, droopy pinnate leaves kind of led me to think it might be the Acai (Euterpe oleracea) or Jucara (Euterpe edulis) palms however its profiles ended with more differences than similarities.
It has grown a lot taller since 3months ago (the tallest of the cluster nearly doubling in height). A mid sized cluster with well appointed gray cane stems, it was well positioned for shade or semi shade with early morning sun.
The most attractive feature being its smooth, light yellow crown shaft and gentle drooping fronds. A delicate attractiveness that has few comparisons.
As it is grown amongst waist high hedging and deep into the wall side, it's not possible to verify its trunk base or root system.
If any visitor has another opinion on what this specimen could be, I'd appreciate and look forward to hear and learn from you. Many thanks :)
Special thanks to follower harvinsky who positively ID this specimen as the Pinanga dicksonii.
A native of the Andaman Islands in India, a robust and cold tolerant species. Thrives in the warm equatorial heat as well, indirect sun is preferred. Clustered but occasionally spread out due to horizontal underground stolons.