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Fan palm

Pritchardia sp.


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.

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Tukup 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

Tukup 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Roy!

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 3 weeks ago

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

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.93, Long: -155.16

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

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