The New York Botanical Garden – Textures in Palms

May 23, 2011 at 1:00 am 3 comments

During our visit to the New York Botanical Gardens, I was quite enamoured with the variety of textures one can see just in palm tree trunks. There are about 2600 different species of palms– some species live in rain forests. Others live in deserts. With that kind of range, obviously they have to be pretty diverse… and one can spy souvenirs of that diversity even if you look no further than the trunks.

New York Botanical Gardens - Pattern in Palm Bark
Bumpy Palm Trunk

New York Botanical Gardens - Pattern in Palm Bark 2
Burlap-y Palm Trunk

New York Botanical Gardens - Pattern in Traveller's Tree (Ravenela madagascariensis)
Patterns in Traveller’s Tree (Ravenela madagascariensis) Trunk

New York Botanical Gardens - Textures in African Desert Room
Trunk in African Desert Room

New York Botanical Gardens - Textures - Fuzzy Bark and Palm Leaves
Fuzzy Trunk

More pictures of The New York Botanical Gardens can be found on my Flickr site.

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  • 1. geekhiker  |  May 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I’ll admit it: I had no idea palms had that my varieties or trunks. I guess I just never looked that closely before!

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  • 2. Kitty  |  May 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

    These are art in and of themselves (grammar? ouch). I’m picturing 11x14s…. close up zoomed into a length of each palm trunk, enough to see the texture and differences, but very macro-viewed. the trunk should fill much of the field of view, and if you get even… five… like the ones you posted here… think of how cool that would be!! artistically matted… awesome!

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  • 3. tgaw  |  June 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    @geekhiker – I would have to say I was in the same boat. I didn’t realize they had so much diversity.

    @Kitty– Oooh wonderful idea! I’ll have to keep that in mind if free time presents itself in the future (which may be hard to come by come August hehe)

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