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Hedyscepe canterburyana - Umbrella Palm


Hedyscepe canterburyana -  Umbrella Palm (Hedyscepe canterburyana -  Umbrella Palm)

It amazes me how well this Umbrella palm does with the gigantic surface roots from the Australian Banyan tree growing around it. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2011.



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Its lovely my mother always said their roots will go down for water so perhaps its going down down down lol.

20 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

This palm doesn't have a long tap root. It has a lot of feeder roots which are in competition with the incredible mass of Australian Banyan tree roots.

21 Jan, 2011

 

It ever begs me to wonder how root systems work and can survive, it must be finding a way through that Banyan tree roots feeding some how.

21 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, it getting nourishment and water some how...because it looks great!

22 Jan, 2011

 

Well they always say how wide the branches are thats how large their roots are don't know if this goes for Palms, so if that be so, then they must spread out along the ground.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

The way palms grow and other trees grow are very different. The root-system on most palms are smaller and fibrous.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Ahr perhaps thats why its survived then.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

It's a possibility. :>)

23 Jan, 2011

 

Well at least its survived and looks lovely.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, it looks great. It's a very slow growing palm...this palm has probably been there for 25 years or maybe longer.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Small old and beautiful then, would be very robust then.

24 Jan, 2011



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