TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
False colour x-ray of a palm leaf collected in Texas. Leaf of a California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), showing the many green fronds. This palm is native to the desert oases of California and Arizona, in the USA. It will easily reach over 15 meters in height when well-watered, growing over 30 centimetres per year.
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