Monday, October 15, 2007

Queen Palm Tree



A Queen palm tree, laden with fruit. It starts out green and turns bright orange. From what I've read about them, the fruit isn't very palatable to humans but that tropical birds like it.

It was neat to see these two big bunches of it hanging side by side on the same tree.

Their palm fronds are in double rows of softer, limper leaves, giving the fronds a feathery look.

The late evening sun obliged me with some lovely light.

10 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Neat! I love the two bunches of berries side by side but at different stages of ripening. Great colours too! And that goes for the palm fronds and the sky which make a very pleasing mix of vibrant colours.

imac said...

Yep, Berry ripe indeed. Nice one Tom.

Moi said...

the second pic is real neat, John....this may be a little far fetched, but those two colors :orange and green are India's flag colors so whenever i see them together, I am reminded of the Flag. :)

CG said...

What an interesting tree - funny to see those bunches of fruit in differenet colours!!

Daniel J Santos said...

nice photos.

Babystepper said...

Love the tree. I've really got to visit someplace coastal someday. It's such a completely different eco-system.

Hammer said...

I've never seen anything like it.

Very interesting!

Anonymous said...

We got 12 of these palms on our small backyard. Palms are great but when the fruit rippens and starts falling it stings like hell.

Anonymous said...

Do the Queen Palm trees that have pods on them turn into bee hives?
We have 2 palm trees in the front of our house which never turned into the yellow flowers that they are now.There is a train of bees all around the yellow flower and we were wondering if these pods have yo be cut off. I am highly allergic to bees, but I don't want to do anything harmful to the tree
if they will go away by themselves.

Sam Kean said...

it taste just like JAM!!!! yum yum yum i am feeding with the bats at the moment, they are very co-operative. nom nom nom