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One more cycad to ID

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A very large Ficus elastica! At least a large one for the Bay Area!

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Heliconia schiediana (I think I spelled that wrong)

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Cyathea cooperi again. I didn't realize I took so many tree fern photos!

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OK ok, I'll get back to posting photos of palm trees on here. Let me finish up Oakland's Lakeside Park Palmetum.

Another unknown sabal. I swear identifying Sabals in Florida and California are two separate activities. I've gotten good with IDing them in Florida, but they all look different in California.

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Trithrinax brasiliensis

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An overwhelming amount of palm species! I just realized that the palm in this photo is Laccospadix australisica. Another one of the "unknown" palms from earlier on in this post is a Laccospadix as well.

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Chamaedorea radicalis with tall trunks and no trunks!

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View through the canopy. It looks like the tropics, but didn't feel like the tropics. lol

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I think this is another Chamaedorea linearis.

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Phoenix theophrasti looks like a spider reaching out of a palm frond cave.

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Parajubaea cocoides!!

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The circle of life is about to start over with these monocarpic Caryota urens. I think some people are monocarpic.

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Like people, Jubaea chilensis also look awkward in adolescence. :P

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A nice grouo of Illawara King Palms!

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some GIANT eucalyptus. I think these are E. golobus. I'm not sure though, but they're HUGE!

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These are some very confused Maple trees. Did they know it's New Year's Eve in the Northern Hemisphere??

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The last three are of Darold Petty's AMAZING garden. The amount of palm species is overwhelming, and he has many palms that I had no idea could grow in the Bay Area, such as Prestoea, Cyphophoenix, and certain Dypsis. I only took these three photos of the garden because I was too busy appreciating the palms in person! For any true palm lover, it is definitely one of the best places to see in the bay area! It has huge Parajubaeas, Rhopalostylis, Ceroxylon, Chamaerops, GEONOMA, Archontophoenix, etc... You have to see it to believe it.

The first one has a Ceroxylon parvifrons in it.

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Parajubaea cocoides!

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And last, and opposite of least, the backyard with the largest Cyathea medullaris I have ever seen.

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I guess I started with a picture of me, so I'll end with one taken from the summit of Mount Tamalpais. The drive up alone has amazing views, and the summit's view goes over the entire bay area! I highly recommend the place for future tourists.

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The only problem with your wonderful pictures is that there are not more of them.

Hmm. Did you ride a bike up Mount Tam? Or take a car . . . . .

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I would need to do a lot of training to bike up Mount Tam, unfortunately my time was pressed during my entire stay in CA!! We drove up it. You hit remote countryside from suburbia in only 5 minutes by car!

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I would need to do a lot of training to bike up Mount Tam, unfortunately my time was pressed during my entire stay in CA!! We drove up it. You hit remote countryside from suburbia in only 5 minutes by car!

You could probably do it!

I'd need some training to even THINK about it! :mrlooney:

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