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It would be nice if we all could post some pictures of the Palms we see when we drive around our places.

Here are a few pictures taken on my way to the beach...

Solitary Acrocomia in the ocean of sugar cane:

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DoomsDave

Gileno!

Great picture!

Give us more.  

We're palm-starved here in the Untied States of 'Murka.

So, when are you coming to visit again?

dave

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(Dave from So-Cal @ Jul. 03 2006,16:10)

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So, when are you coming to visit again?

dave

It's your turn now, Amigo...

Nobody ever visits me here?  :(

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BS Man about Palms

Gileno, what are those palms in the last picture?

Thanks- Bill

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Walter John

I've posted my neighbourhood palms before, you wanna repeat, with a few newies ?

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(BS, Man about Palms @ Jul. 04 2006,00:31)

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Gileno, what are those palms in the last picture?

Thanks- Bill

Bill:

These are also Acrocomias, from the local native variety known as Acrocomia intumescens (Macaíba).

The mature trunks for this subspecies are always enlarged and not so spiny as the other Acrocomias. The fruit is big and has a thin edible mesocarp. They were introduced in landscape here in the 50's by Roberto Burle Marx, and are often found along the avenues of Recife today. Very fast growing and appreciated palms here.

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Dypsisdean

Gileno,

The very small relative diameter lower trunk of the Acrocomia intumescens looks stucturally precarious. Do these palms ever snap off at ground level during high winds?

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Guest

I've never seen it happen Dean, and there are thousands of them around here...but, we haven't experienced hurricanes here yet...

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SubTropicRay

Thanks for the great photos.

Ray

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John

Love the Acrocomias' John

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BobbyinNY

Gileno,

I have to visit Brazil..... That has got to be  my next country to visit.

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