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Fan palm

Pritchardia sp.

Description:

Fan palms blanket the cliffside. They almost look like duplicates (copied and pasted over the mountain?).

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Pritchardia is a diverse, fruiting genus comprising 20+ species native to Hawaii and the surrounding Pacific islands.

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5 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

I've been on "mountain tops" here in the jungle and seen similar views. Spectacular to be high enough to see a beautiful panorama. Happy hunting Mauna:-)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Yes, I was up on a bridge! Thanks, Tukup.

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

What a view Mauna. I assume you were high enough (altitude) :-) that they look like weeds instead of full-grown trees. Thanks for sharing the view.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Thanks, Roy!

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 2 years ago

Looks beautiful...Nice Spotting mam....

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Dec 13, 2018
Submitted on Apr 3, 2019

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