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Livistona australis - Australian Cabbage Palm


Livistona australis - Australian Cabbage Palm (Livistona australis - Australia Cabbage Palm)

This is a tall, old Australian Cabbage palm. The other trees below are 30ft/10m tall Weeping figs (Ficus benjamina) being used a large screen. Photo taken Jan.14, 2011. Posted for Tugbrethil.



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That's what I don't like about really tall palms. The dried fronds just hang there.

23 Jan, 2011

 

An amazing sight though ..Huge tree..:o)))

23 Jan, 2011

 

Master of all it surveys!
You're too tidy Alexandra!!!

23 Jan, 2011

 

Its wonderful and majestic

23 Jan, 2011

 

You know me well Meanie.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

There's many species of self-pruning palms here...however, this isn't one. I do like the pruned up clean look myself. It's also good to have the palms pruned up because tree rats are a big problem in San Diego County...and most of CA.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Palmate:

Yes, this tree is probably 55ft/17m tall.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, palms are very majestic. They are associated with royalty...this is the reason why they're called the princes (pincipes) of the Plant Kingdom.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Well you learn something new every day thanks for enlightening me Delonix, also what a height makes me feel dizzy thinking about it.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia robusta) which are grown in CA. by the many millions grow much larger: to easily over 100ft/ 31m tall.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Bet they are a sight to see sounds lovely.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, they are...however, most people taken them for granted because they're so common. I would guess most tourist would enjoy them more them most of us Californians. :>)

24 Jan, 2011

 

Lol Delonix its the same over here with some of our plants are nt humans funny things.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, we humans just get so complacent and take our beautiful surroundings for granted so easily. I try so diligently not to do this...as things can change so easily in life.

25 Jan, 2011

 

Well, Delonix, I see what you mean! It looks for all the world like a Washingtonia filifera, except for the color of the fronds.

25 Jan, 2011

 

Tugbrethil:

The trunk is very different also...much thinner by comparison.

25 Jan, 2011



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This photo is of species Livistona australis - Australia Cabbage Palm.

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