A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A collection of Palms.

Two of the three palms in this view are not found in Florida.   The bushy one in the centre is a native to a tiny piece of Queensland near Cape Melville in the far north, it's a Woodyetia or "foxtail" palm and is one of millions sold around the world originally propagated from seed stolen from the the National Park established to protect it.  

The other skinny one is an Alexander or Bangalow palm, not sure which, of the Archontophoenix family.

Alexandra Headlands.

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William Kendall said...

The only palms I've been around have been in Florida, but so long ago that I don't remember.

FotoMarg said...

Lovely palms. Good to read about the origen of them.

Elaine coolowl said...

Quick way to tell Alex from Bangalow: Alex has whitish powder under its leaflets. Bangalow's leaflets are green both sides.

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