Entering the Palm Jungle at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden where a forest of towering Alexandra palms creates the feeling of a cathedral.
Alexandra palms grow profusely in valleys along the Hamakua Coast. They have long creamy flower clusters that appear below the fronds which produce huge clusters of seeds. Seeds turn from green to a beautiful red and then fall and carpet the jungle floor to produce hundreds of tiny new palm tree seedlings.
This type of palm tree is native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, and naturalised in Hawaii.
It grows in littoral rainforest, often in locations that are severely inundated during heavy rain events. Their ability to withstand these conditions allows them to become the dominant species.
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Copyright 2018 Susan Rissi Tregoning
March 7th, 2018
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