Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Feather-leaved Palm

Encountered a feather-leaved palm fruiting at the car parking area of Taman Temasya , the popular picnic spot of Tanjung Batu, Bintulu. This palm is native to Northern Australia but grows excellently in Bintulu . Here they grow fast and in no time reaches 20 meters . The distinguishing feature is its bunchy mass of red fruits , a feature that makes it desirable as an ornamental palm for parks, roadsides or even homes. It is from these fruits that the palms are propagated in Bintulu,where the germination rate is very good ( almost 95%), according to my experience.

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