A thank you to Mike Bush (aka aviac@Flickr) for sharing another one of his photographs from the Singapore Botanic Garden (via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool | original image). Always appreciated, Mike!
I have to admit to choosing this one primarily because of the genus name, though the plants are exceptional to my eyes (link also contains a guide to pronouncing the name as well). The genus is named after the 19th-century Dutch botanist Johannes Teijsmann, while altifrons means “tall foliage” (leaves can exceed 6m / 20ft in length). Known colloquially by the much shorter “Joey palm” (or diamond Joey palm), Johannesteijsmannia altifrons is native to Borneo, Malaya, Sumatra, and Thailand. It is a species of rainforest slopes and ridge-tops. Three other species are recognized in the genus; all are endangered by habitat loss.