The trees' species in Ceylon include many varieties of tropical palm trees, such as coconut palms, areca species and others.
Layout of Trees Edit
Along the player's Town Center on the small island, there will be around 17-20 tropical trees scattered along the island. On the larger central island, there will larger clumps of Palm Trees nestled alongside Berry Bushes and Elephants. On the central island, Palm Trees can be found scattered by themselves near the coast or in giant groves of up to 25.
Eventually, players may reach a shortage of wood in their small island and start colonizing on the larger central island. However, the AI players will usually be reluctant to colonize near the central island and stay in their small overcrowded island giving the player a big advantage.
"The vegetation of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, is dominated by its climate and elevation, regionally separated into a "wet zone" in the Southwest, and a "dry zone" made up of the North, East, and Southeast. With an average annual rainfall 100 inches, the Southwest lowlands are home to dense evergreen rain forests, flush with Mahogany trees, and varieties of Palm, such as Coconut, Betel, and Palmyra. In the drier North, evergreen forests full of Ebony and Satinwood abound. In the direct pockets of the island, thorn forests have thrived, the only vegetation that can survive the nearly endless drought conditions. The unique sight of submerged mangrove forests line the lagoons and rivers estuaries of the coast, accented with colorful Screw Pine shrub and the occasional Palm tree."—In game history
- Unlike the map version, Ceylon or Sri Lanka is home to different climate and temperature zones, housing not only just palm trees, but also evergreen shrubs and rain forest trees.