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White Elephant Palm

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 March 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The so-called "White Elephant Palm" is beautiful and elegant with its very large, completely circular, and only shallowly divided fan-shaped leaves that are white underneath. It grows in just a tiny area of Thailand, and even though it is very rare, its large seeds are slowly finding their way into cultivation, and these wonderful palms are being seen more frequently. It is definitely best in warm subtropical and tropical, wind-sheltered areas and also does well as a stunning house plant.

Spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory on February 2, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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Ginnie from Netherlands

That conservatory is giving us all kinds of treasures, Steven, thanks to you!

27 Mar 2019 6:00am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful these natural parasols.

27 Mar 2019 6:02am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Comme de grandes ombrelle superbe vue
Belle journée

27 Mar 2019 6:10am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Large like a roof.

27 Mar 2019 7:23am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Splendide parasol naturel.
Bonne journée Steven

27 Mar 2019 7:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Il est très élégant

27 Mar 2019 7:57am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


27 Mar 2019 8:36am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Excellent photo and the different green colors are beautiful.

27 Mar 2019 9:03am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle plante

27 Mar 2019 9:59am

willy from Belgium

comme un magnifique parasol Steven

une très belle image

have a nice day

27 Mar 2019 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured fronds

27 Mar 2019 10:22am

Devi from Chennai, India

They spread out beautifiully..What a lovely image here !!!!!!!

27 Mar 2019 11:00am

Devi from Chennai, India

I love those flowers there beneath the big palm trees :)))Hope you ill show the cose up :))

27 Mar 2019 11:01am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These sure would provide some beautiful shad for a picnic.

27 Mar 2019 11:02am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Good looking !

27 Mar 2019 11:41am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Beautiful green pattern.

27 Mar 2019 11:51am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaaauw…..what a beautiful leaves

27 Mar 2019 11:55am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Great to see these Palms in great condition. Excellent image.

27 Mar 2019 11:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

27 Mar 2019 12:42pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Quite a beautiful and dramatic span. Great shot.

27 Mar 2019 12:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

They look so graceful. Beautifully presented

27 Mar 2019 12:56pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

J'aime beaucoup ces grandes palmes !!

27 Mar 2019 2:00pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing green place.

27 Mar 2019 2:51pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

This one is new to me :)
Madagascar almond trees and bismarckia palms are very popular in Malaysia though.

27 Mar 2019 3:05pm

Remus from Portugal

In my house, I have two "cousins" of these plants. They will not be of the same species, but they are very similar.
The garden of photo, is a garden in perfect harmony.

27 Mar 2019 4:10pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

De magnifiques parasols naturels!

27 Mar 2019 4:13pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An impressive plant. Very elegant! The image and the point of view I love! 5*****

27 Mar 2019 5:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It is a gorgeous palm. It looks stunning in this setting. This must be a fabulous place to visit!

27 Mar 2019 6:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful palm plant.

27 Mar 2019 7:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, this palm is gorgeous!

27 Mar 2019 10:52pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

it looks like the kind of palms used to fan the Raja in 1930's movies.

28 Mar 2019 2:59am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view and lovely details and colours of the palms. :)

28 Mar 2019 6:57pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Magnifique déploiement circulaire.

29 Mar 2019 2:29am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, that's enormous

29 Mar 2019 1:26pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belles tonalités de verts ... Splendide.

30 Mar 2019 9:19pm

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