Pinanga vs Nenga. Gems in our forests

 

This is Pinanga malaiana.  Shown here are the fruits which are arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of each bright red fruiting branch.DSC08405

And this palm below is Nenga pumila var pachystachya.  Shown here are the fruits which are spirally arranged along each pale colored fruiting branch.

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Both are lovely understorey palms that are native to Singapore’s forests (which by the way are fragments that are in dire need of conservation).

 

 

 

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