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Caryota gigas - Giant Thai Mountain Fishtail Palm


Caryota gigas - Giant Thai Mountain Fishtail Palm (Caryota gigas)

The is the largest fishtail palm species in the world. Its leaves can be over 30 feet long and 25+ feet wide and stands over 100 feet. It is a true giant! It is a very, very popular tree in Southern California for people who have a large enough lot for this tree. This tree would take up a whole property in most of the urban properties in San Diego, CA.



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By the way in the species name gigas, the "g" is pronounced like an "h".

23 Sep, 2008

 

Very impressive silhouette.
You can see why it's popular.

23 Sep, 2008

 

Its a lovely one with the shimmering effect

6 Feb, 2011

 

Goodness me it is enormous.....

21 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Delonix for showing me this Caryota link. Fabulous looking plant. I’ve had a look at the others in your pages, beautiful specimens. Interesting information about them too.

29 Feb, 2020



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