Wild about palms

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  • Sunday, 24 Aug 2014

The fruits of Caryota mitis, a fishtail palm.

Delve into the world of palms and it is difficult not to be fascinated.

THERE is a garden of palms growing deep within the confines of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (Frim) in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. In this sanctuary for plants, palm trees of varied forms and sizes can be seen. There are palms which soar high above, some with leaves big enough to shield one from the sun and rain, some which climb and coil themselves around other trees, and some which are just a mass of longish leaves emerging from the ground.

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