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Wax Palm

Ceroxylon quindiuense


The tallest palm in the world, sometimes topping 60m (200').


cloudforest, valleys, up to 2500m


A friend and I spent the day hiking through the Cocora valley, then up into cloudforest and back down a road that gradually descend back into the valley. The valley was very atmospheric after it had stopped raining. We were surrounded by mist and Wax Palms. It was an amazing day! Spotting #2100!

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thank you Gerardo, ceejayalyssa, Lauren and Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Very neat - that they are so tall and that they are cloud forest palms.

ceejayalyssa 10 years ago

wow! just wow!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Great series Dan i always want to see this place :)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Nice! Then my job is done.

suzmonk 10 years ago

Feels like I was there ... thanks.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks Adarsha, danerdrrell and Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Good one Dan. Those palms are amazing at 200ft !!!

danerdrrell 10 years ago

amazing tree. amazing place. i was lost for a moment.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Oh,,,,great 2100th spotting :) amazing spot :)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks a lot Braulio!

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 10 years ago

Congrats on your #2100!
Wow. Never heard of those!
Great captures!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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