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I have passed by a pair of potted palms many times on my campus at Cleveland State University, and I've always wondered what they are. My guess is Adonidia merrillii, but I'm not 100% sure.Any guesses?

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AZPalms

Looks like a ptychosperma to me. Elagans? 

 

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quaman58

These are confusing a bit when young. Based on how skinny they are, my guess is Ptychosperma as well. One way that helps me is to look at the crownshaft/ petioles. The Ptychos generally have a dusting of dark or silvery color there, while the Adonidias are cleaner looking and are yellowish green in color. Sorry, that sounds terribly un-scientific, but I can't think of how else to say it.

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14 hours ago, quaman58 said:

These are confusing a bit when young. Based on how skinny they are, my guess is Ptychosperma as well. One way that helps me is to look at the crownshaft/ petioles. The Ptychos generally have a dusting of dark or silvery color there, while the Adonidias are cleaner looking and are yellowish green in color. Sorry, that sounds terribly un-scientific, but I can't think of how else to say it.

Makes perfect sense to me. Crownshaft does seem different than Adonidia.

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