In Siva's Sacred Garden Today

There is a water-loving palm tree that is growing quickly, in fact a pair of them. At the base is an amazing cluster of red roots that are reaching out and diving into the moist soil.

This is Raphia ruffia, a palm famous as having the longest fronds or leaves in the plant kingdom, fully 60 feet long when they are mature.

They are also called Vegetable Ivory Palm, since the seeds are so hard and pur white they are used by carvers to make things normally made from real (and highly illegal) ivory.

Enjoy one of Siva's marvels.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
Subscribe to RSS Feed
Audio Video Slideshows Images Publications Web pages