The self destructing palm tree has been recently
discovered on the island. The tree floweres once every
100 years, and originally grows into a simple palm tree.
It then grows sprouts on top of the palm, which spreads into what
looks like a Christmas tree. Flowers begin to bloom, but the effort of
flowering eventually causes the tree to collapse and die.


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Palm Trees