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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Palms Up?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2003
3:28 PM

Post #447575

Again, I just don't know what I am looking at!

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Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2003
3:38 PM

Post #447578

Looks like dates to me. However I must admit that I've never seen them before. Looks like dates and blooms on the same tree. Okay, it was a guess!! Great picture.
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2003
5:32 PM

Post #447620

The fronds do not look like a date nor does the base...but the fruit looks like dates...However, I have never seen dates carried off the side of the tree like that! I don't think it is a date! I will ask my Filipina expert...maybe some exotic palm!
Mitjo
Lappeenranta
Finland
(Zone 3a)

January 12, 2003
5:39 PM

Post #447624

Foxtail palm =(Wodyetia bifurcata)?
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2003
5:48 PM

Post #447639

Yes it does look like a foxtail!
Mitjo
Lappeenranta
Finland
(Zone 3a)

January 12, 2003
5:53 PM

Post #447643

yes, look this http://images.google.fi/images?q=Wodyetia+bifurcata&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=fi&btnG=Google-haku
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2003
6:33 PM

Post #447667

Neat link - so it is foxtail???
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2003
6:49 PM

Post #447685

I'm not sure it is. Look at this link of Foxtail Palm. The foliage looks different when you enlarge the picture.
http://www.ppp.com.au/foxtail.html
Chamma
Tennille, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 15, 2003
3:39 AM

Post #449437

I found it! It is called a Manila Palm (because it is Native to the Philippines) or Veitchia merrillii. It has feather leaves and a slender smooth trunk. Another name for it is a Christmas palm.
About where the crownshaft attaches to the trunk, inflourescences grow which support small grayish-green flowers. Later, these turn into green fruits and by Christmas these turn either bright red or golden color.
My Filipina friend says they do not eat the fruits produced from this tree! She did not know if it was because it was toxic or not, however.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2003
4:26 PM

Post #449725

Thanks - makes sense this was taken on Christmas day.

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