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Japanese palm tree jungle (Satakentia liukiuensis), Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

The jungle of native Satake palm trees, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan


Satake Palm (Satakentia liukiuensis) is a species of palm tree, endemic to Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island of the Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan


Ishigaki Island belongs to the Yaeyama Island group which boasts of paradisical beaches, untouched tropical rainforests, lush mangrove rivers and one of the world's largest healthy coral reef systems.


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Taken on May 6, 2008