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King Palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) and Fishtail Palms (Caryota urens) at San Diego Zoo


King Palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) and Fishtail Palms (Caryota urens) at San Diego Zoo (King Palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) and Fishtail Palms (Caryota urens))

There's hundreds of King Palms and Fishtail palms at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken Nov. 3, 2011.



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We have Fishtail palms in the Palm House at Kew; the public love them.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Rbtkew:

I bet they look gorgeous in the famous Palm House of Kew!

Fishtail palms (several species) are very popular here in San Diego. Although, they must be strategically placed...because when they die 5 years or so after they bloom...they must be cut down. They are not the easiest palm to cut down because the wood is hard and they grow very tall, to 70ft/21m (sometimes taller).

13 Nov, 2011



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This photo is of species King Palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) and Fishtail Palms (Caryota urens).

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