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Palm - Astrocaryum standleyanum. From a distance, it just
looks like a palm tree .. pretty
of the scenic, shady jungle canopy
Palm seeds, or "nuts", are colorful and edible, but what about those bands
of dark and light on the trunk?
Palm trees are armed with slender, brittle spines that penetrate flesh
and break off under the skin.
They are spread out in a mixed community of dense jungle vegetation.
You usually don't expect one to be there ..
it's raining so loud you can't hear anything but the rain ..
the hilly jungle floor is steep and slimy with mud and run-off water ..
it's nighttime and pitch black .. you slip or stumble ..
and fall into the spines.
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