Millennium-old sago palm tree blooms in Guangxi

An over 1,360-year-old sago palm tree, which has begun its annual flowering season, is fenced at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

An over 1,360-year-old sago palm tree, which has begun its annual flowering season, is fenced at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

An over 1,360-year-old sago palm tree is viewed from below at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

An over 1,360-year-old sago palm tree is viewed from below at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

The staminate flower of a sago palm tree is pictured at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

The staminate flower of a sago palm tree is pictured at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

The pistillate flowers of sago palm trees are pictured at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

The pistillate flowers of sago palm trees are pictured at a garden in Nanning, Guangxi on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Over 10,000 sago palm trees of various species have burst into bloom at a garden in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Among them, an over 1,360-year-old one stands out, faithfully marking another flowering season.

Flowers of sago palm trees usually adorn the apex of their trunk, presenting a striking spectacle with the staminate ones resembling pagodas and the pistillate ones forming spherical clusters.