Close-up: Areca Palm Trunk

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.

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