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virtualpalm

coccothrinax miraguama

Nope.

pritchardtia?

Nope.

could be coccothrinax we have to wait for Jody to get a break in the weekend activities.

And nope.

Alex still has a mystery palm posted. :unsure:

Yep, and I have no idea what it is!

Jody

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DoomsDave

Jody, without any further details, this is a fool's errand . . . .

How about a clue?

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virtualpalm

OK, Dave, since you asked, it is a monotypic genus from the South Pacific. Few have been seen this size in Florida.

Jody

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sarasota alex

Another photo of the same specimen

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sarasota alex

There are three monotypic genera in the South Pacific - Carpoxylon, Pelagodoxa and Sofia.

I'm going with Pelagodoxa henryana

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Ken Johnson

Another photo of the same specimen

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Ceroxylon

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Ken Johnson

What is a Sofia?

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virtualpalm

There are three monotypic genera in the South Pacific - Carpoxylon, Pelagodoxa and Sofia.

I'm going with Pelagodoxa henryana

Good job, Alex. You got it.

Jody

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virtualpalm

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

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virtualpalm

Another photo of the same specimen

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I still have no idea, but I think Ken might be on the right track.

Jody

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sarasota alex

Another photo of the same specimen

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I still have no idea, but I think Ken might be on the right track.

Jody

Ken is definitely on the right track. It's not Ceroxylon, but a genus most closely related to it. With less then a handful mature trees like this one anywhere outside of its native habitat.

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daandernach

It's Juania australis.

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sarasota alex

It's Juania australis.

Right on!!!

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LJG

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Chuniophoenix hainanensis

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Ken Johnson

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Chuniophoenix hainanensis

Thats a clumper no?

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virtualpalm

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Chuniophoenix hainanensis

Thats a clumper no?

Yes, Chuniophoenix hainanensis is a clumping palm, but I don't think it starts clumping until it gets larger. Regardless, it is not that species.

Jody

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MattyB

Ok that was a good one alex, I thought ken had it with ceroxylon. I think I know jody's. The split leaf bases are a clue: schippia concolor

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MattyB

I'm gonna throw another one in the mix. Guess this palm.

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sarasota alex

Chamaedorea klotzschiana

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MattyB

Ahhhh youre too good. Thats correct.

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sarasota alex

Matty, that's one of my favorite Chams. I love those leaves.

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sarasota alex

How about this one?

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Stevetoad

I know I'm wrong but I'm guessing anyway acanthophoenix rubra

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sarasota alex

Not an Acanthophoenix

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virtualpalm

I think I know jody's. The split leaf bases are a clue: schippia concolor

Actually, the leaf bases are not split, and Schippia does not have a heel... so no.

Jody

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Daryl

How about this one?

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Desmoncus sp?

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virtualpalm

How about this one?

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Possibly one of the Old World rattans?

Jody

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Ken Johnson

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Now what about this thing? Dypsis?

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virtualpalm

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Now what about this thing? Dypsis?

Nope, but right location.

Jody

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virtualpalm

For the record, here are the overall shots of my first four guessing game entries:

Pseudophoenix lediniana

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Licuala spinosa

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Calyptronoma rivalis

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Pelagodoxa henryana

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Jody

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sarasota alex

How about this one?

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Desmoncus sp?

Correct!

Desmoncus costaricensis in habitat

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LJG

Jody, R. xerophila?

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Ken Johnson

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Now what about this thing? Dypsis?

Nope, but right location.

Jody

ravenia?

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virtualpalm

OK. Here is another difficult one.

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Jody

Now what about this thing? Dypsis?

Nope, but right location.

Jody

ravenia?

Yep. Species?

Jody

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sarasota alex

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Let the guessing continue

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MattyB

I'm getting confused on what we're guessing on. If Alex's above is Ravenea then it's R. albicans.

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Stevetoad

im lost on whats what now... :unsure:

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sarasota alex

I probably should've waited for Jody's to finish before posting minehuh.gif. Jody's is a Ravenea and he wants to know the species. Mine is not a Ravenea.

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MattyB

OK, so Alex's is Allagoptera caudescens?

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