Sunday, February 05, 2006

Talipot Palm (Corypha umbraculifera)

A lifetime achievement
This is the inflorescence of one of the two 79-year old Talipot palms in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. If I reveal that there are 200 million tiny flowers in those feathery-looking plumes would you believe me? Would you also ask how tall this palm is and how ofter does in flower in this fashion? If you are curious you can find out all about it on my website at:

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