Beautiful shaped palm leaf foliage of the rare Licuala Cordata Palm.
It’s large radial pleated leaves have overlapping bases which gives them a near circular shape.
This rainforest species Licuala cordata palm grows low to ground in filtered sunlight (understory palm) in a tropical climate and is endemic to central Sarawak, Malaysia Borneo.
Photo shot taken at the Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns, FNQ, AU.
Pentax K10D 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Ap.f4.5, ISO.100, F.L.35mm, SS.1/13sec
Raw file processed/edited via CS2