I like to introduce you this spectacular exotic palm, Phoenix canariensis (commonly called Canary Island Date Palm), planted along Sentosa's roadside. It has a massive trunk measuring 222cm girth, a size not readily associated with the lanky and wispy palm image in our mind.
It is fruiting at the moment.
The feathery fronds are long, narrow and tapering to a point.
The thin pulp is eatable but too little to consider as food except perhaps in famine.
You can find a few of this palm near Sentosa bus station in the vicinity of the Beach Station. Happy plant-hunting! : )
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Phoenix canariensis: Canary Island Date Palm
Posted by Joe Lai at 9:06 AM
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