Japanese tropical rainforest jungle with Satakentia palms, Okinawa, Ishigaki Island

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 June 21, 2011