Fan palms blanket the cliffside. Pritchardia is a diverse, fruiting genus comprising 20+ species native to Hawaii and the surrounding Pacific islands.
These trees were seen just inland from the Hamakua coast on the northeastern side of the Big Island. Steep valleys in the region, such as the one pictured, result from tropical tradewinds and heavy rainfall.
Lat: 19.93, Long: -155.16
Spotted on Dec 13, 2018
Submitted on Apr 3, 2019