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Arenga engleri - Formosa, Sugar Palm


Arenga engleri - Formosa, Sugar Palm (Arenga engleri - Formosa, Sugar Palm)

This clustering palm is native to southeast Asia. It's a slow growing palm and the stem dies after it flower (monocarpic). Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. July, 13, 2010.



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Lovely long arching fronds ..A good looking palm..:o)))

16 Jul, 2010

 

Lovely looking palm.
Nice new word for me to remember too!

16 Jul, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Yes, they do have beautiful long fronds. Arenga tremula looks very similar and has even longer fronds.

16 Jul, 2010

 

Meanie:

Thanks! Which new word is that?

16 Jul, 2010

 

Monocarpic!!!!

16 Jul, 2010

 

Meanie:

LOL! : > ) Now the next word is Monotypic (Monotype) - which means a genus with only one species: e.g. Juania australis.

16 Jul, 2010

 

Ah, you'll be interested to hear then that the Platycodon that I've just posted a photo of, is indeed monotypic!!

16 Jul, 2010



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