Sunday, June 11, 2006

A plant I'd always wanted to see

since I saw pictures of it in a book about RBG Kew was the stilt palm, Verschaffeltia splendida

stilt palm

I finally caught up with this one in Singapore BG. Its not too hard to see how this plant from the Seychelles got its name. You'd think this would be a lowland, perhaps swampland plant but apparently it grows halfway up mountains. Go figure.

1 comment:

Pam in Tucson said...

Go figure is right. I'm curious as to why the raised trunk. Let us know if you find out.