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Caryota gigas - King Kong Fishtail Palm

Caryota gigas - King Kong Fishtail Palm (Caryota gigas - King Kong Fishtail Palm)

This is a small, young King Kong Fishtail Palm in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Oct. 4, 2012.

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What a beautiful shape....

12 Oct, 2012


Yes, it does. It grows into a huge monster in about 20 or 30 years, though. The fronds can grow to become almost 30ft (10m) long.

13 Oct, 2012


OMG......not one for the smaller garden then!!

14 Oct, 2012



Here's a pic of the largest one at the San Diego Zoo. This photo has people walking under it for scale. You can really see how immense this palm can grow.

15 Oct, 2012

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