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Butia pulposa or something else?

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Vic

I’d be interested to know peoples opinion on this. It’s being called Butia pulposa and seems to be a variety of odorata with very large fruit. 

It looks to me like it has the crown of a Butia  for sure, but the trunk is more reminiscent of Jubaea, as I’ve never seen a Butia trunk like this before. A friend suggested that the trunk may have been manually cleaned, like they do CIDP fairly often using a chain saw to do the job, but I don’t think this is the case with this particular palm. If anyone has cleaned the old leaf boots off a Butia and it looks like this, then I’d be happy to see it. 

Does anyone think it could be hybridised with Jubaea?

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Body of a Jubaea and crown of a Butia you might be onto something !!!

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Brad Mondel

Yes, they can hybridize. It looks like one.

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