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Apart from sheer natural beauty, the Hawaii-an islands abound with exotic tropical fruits. I was amused to see this beautiful fruit-bearing tree at a place where I had least expected...slmost close to the shore-line. I have seen date trees before but this one looked so ravishing with its tempting bright yellow drupes.

For those who have never feasted on this great-tasting fruit here is some info from wikipedia.

[ The Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera is a palm, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. Due to its long history of cultivation for fruit, its exact native distribution is unknown, but the date palm probably originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa, and perhaps also southwest Asia. It is a medium-sized tree, 15-25 m tall, often clumped with several trunks from a single root system, but also often growing singly. The leaves are pinnate, 3-5 m long, with spines on the petiole and about 150 leaflets; the leaflets are 30 cm long and 2 cm broad. The full span of the crown ranges from 6-10 m.]

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  • Copyright: Arunabha Bera (arunabha) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 27] (184)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-29
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/5.6, 1/320 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-24 15:59
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