Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Palms off

This plant is really interesting, aside from taking neat pictures. Leaves (fronds?) all grow at the same level, and form a disk about 1.5 - 2 meters round. Despite this size, its under a meter tall!

I found it in the gardens hothouse complex, along with oodles of other cool stuff. These buildings are looking a bit shabby in places, but the plants are stunningly worthwhile. I suspect that they are often overlooked because no one else was there when I visited.

Its hard to believe that vandals could damage something like this, but it has happened, and the cactus house still shows that a bit...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! This one is going on my desktop for sure...