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Butia ID in Poti, Georgia

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I believe this is a picture of a Butia that I took in the City of Poti, Georgia (the Republic of; not the State of) back in 2008.  Can anyone confirm if it is, in fact, a Butia; and if so, what species?  The dark green color of this palm really intrigued me and I had to take a shot.

 

Any assistance you can provide in identifying this palm would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rich

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Its a Butia for sure. One that size is an odorata, eriospatha or yatay. I leaning towards odorata based on that pic. Is the spathe fuzzy?

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Brad Mondel

It's most likely a Butia odorata. They're very variable in color and frond arch. Need clean seeds to confirm. 

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GoatLockerGuns

Thanks guys!

 

Butia odorata is definitely at the top of my list; but that color though.  I have been seeing a lot of Pindo Palms for sale here in the San Antonio area (5G to 15G range); but they are all light green (almost silvery) in color.  I have yet to find another picture of any Butia that is this same dark, dull green.

 

Here is another pic from a different angle.

 

Rich

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