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Hedyscepe canterburyana - Umbrella Palm


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

Umbrella Palm is native to Lord Howe Island...which is an Island off the eastern coast of Australia. Photo taken April 9, 2009.



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Interesting to see those roots on the ground...

12 Apr, 2009

 

Terratoonie:

The roots you see are from the large Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig in the background.

12 Apr, 2009

 

Yes, I thought that's where the roots were coming from, but they must be very long roots, and unusually near the surface of the soil ?

12 Apr, 2009

 

They are extremely large trees with a very massive root system...the roots can surface and run several hundred feet from the tree. Very typical of Ficus trees.

12 Apr, 2009



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