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Palm ID Request

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StluciaMike

My neighbors gardener went on a hike in the rainforest and brought back several palms for the garden.  He brought a few seedlings and a larger specimen.  The larger one did not survive very long, but was able to snap a photo of it when it was in the pot and also he snapped a photo of one in the rain forest.  For context these palms were located on the island of St. Luica, one of the southern islands in the Caribbean chain of islands (Lesser antilles).  The altitude would be about would be in the 1800 to 2700 feet above sea level range.  I do not have any photos of the seedlings, so I am hoping the photos of the larger specimen will provide enough for your expertise.  Thank you in advance, you knowledge is much appreciated.

 

 

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Matt in SD

Geonoma pinnatifrons?  Looks like Geonoma or Synecanthus to me and Genomoa pinnatifrons is native to St Lucia.  Photos of the stem and leaf bases would be helpful.

 

Matt

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Jeff Searle

I was going to say Geonoma as well.  And I know nothing on which species are found there....

Jeff

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StluciaMike

Matt & Jeff, thank you so much for the response, it definitely looks like that it would be, palmsOrl, than you for offering some insight as well.  Much appreciated

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