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  nipa palm

 

Vietnam

Nipa palms are a species of palm that -like mangrove- thrive near coastal areas, but away from wave action. Hence, it is also known by the name mangrove palm (fig.).

 

Thailand

It has a horizontal trunk that grows beneath the ground and only the leaves, the inflorescence and fruit stalk (fig.) grow upwards above the surface.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

 

  nipa palm