palmfriend Posted December 3, 2022 Report Share Posted December 3, 2022 Hi there, I could take some days off and went with the kids to Kyoto to visit grandma and grandpa - AND to visit the Botanical Garden's palmetum for the first time. If you got some minutes, please be invited. I have been to the Botanical Garden years ago, way before I went into palms. This time was different - here we go. After entering the garden (entrance fee 200 Yen), we moved straight to the palmetum, welcomed by ... Brahea armata Sabal palmetto Butia... ...and a Chamaeropus humilis var. lusitanica. Reaching the entrance area,... a group of Washingtonias looming above the roof. After paying another very small fee, we stepped inside... ...seeing a double coconut for the first time. The palmetum is divided into several sections - the course starts with the zone for Tropical plants. First impression - a lot of plants pretty close together - getting aware of all of them will take some time. Soon after entering this part, the camera's lense became misty - it was quite chilly outside - but after a few minutes I could start to take pictures. Happy to see this one... C. renda Moving on... Ravenea musicalis ...almost overgrown - Metroxylon warburgii Humidity was intense, but I enjoyed it. The crown barely to make out - a pretty tall A. alexandrae... Another Archontophoenix - but I am not sure which one, the underside of the leaflets doesn't really look silvery to me... Almost hidden - Caryota mitis Areca catechu Phoenix dactylifera Latania lontaroides Pinanga kuhlii As mentioned before - it was quite dense - I have probably missed a lot of plants. Moving on... That looks like a B. fenestralis to me. In front... Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata Looking up again... That looks like a trunk of D. decaryi to me - impossible to take a picture of the whole palm. Better angle, but still not really satisfying. However, moving on while the family started to run out of patience...😀 Seeing this beautiful one for the first time, too - Areca vestiara. About this one, I am not sure - Kerriodoxa elegans ?? Finally... ...two, three images of some other impressive plants - Cycas siamensis Cyathea spinulosa Carludovica palmata - or Panama hat palm (but as well know - not a true palm) Then I couldn't hold the crowd any longer and we moved on to next section. ... 13 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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