Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
On the side of our house that faces the road, we have a palm garden. Among the several palm species there is a thick stand of Areca palms (Dypsis lutescens), serving as a privacy screen. The Areca's leaves, or fronds, also provide shade for that side of the house in the morning.
The trunks of Arecas resemble bamboo. This close-up photo shows a section of the trunk of one of our Areca palms.