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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • June

Gardens

Plants: Species

Palm: Dwarf Sugar Palm Arenga engleri

FAMILY: ARECACEAE (Palm Family)

The flowers of most palms are not particularly showy. However, the fragrance of some species more than makes up for any lack of color. You can detect the scent of the dwarf sugar palm Arenga engleri flowers from quite a distance! Check for it at the upper entrance of the Zoo's Owens Aviary or in Fern Canyon.