Wednesday, July 29, 2009

peculiar palm

"It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees." - Arab Proverb
I spotted this tall boy on one of those recent rainy mornings we've been have lately. Excuse me, did I say tall? There are a lot of tall palms around town but this guy was really up there (I'm talkin' nosebleed seats!) and set off all by himself so I couldn't really be sure where that long thin trunk was planted.

What caught my eye were the orange coconuts looking very dayglo set against that vague, grey daylight. The coconut caught my eye, but the fronds got my interest. I've never seen anything like them. They look like a Southern Palm and Northern Oak hybrid.

Then, as I was setting to take the picture, I noticed how low the nuts are hung. Not just below the vegetation, as on other coconut palms, but another foot or so (I reckoned) down the tree's trunk.

If anyone knows what species of coconut palm this might be, please share. I'd like to know too.
A very peculiar palm.

2 comments:

Keys said...

You silly silly boy. That is Papaya!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaya

KWBound said...

Art, where Art thou? Your followers have missed you and your blog posts, low these six weeks or so!