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Which species of palm?

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palmsOrl

When I was at Green's today, they had this one clumping pinnate palm.  It is the only one they had and I may buy it if still there next time.  Narrow(but not Chamaedorea narrow) bamboo like trunk and clustering.  Any ideas of the species or even genus?

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joe_OC

Premorse leaflet ends = Prychosperma.

I would guess mccarthuri.

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palmsOrl

Thank you Joe.  I agree on Ptchosperma and P. macarthurii seems fairly likely.

P. macarthurii is an excellent choice for 10a areas of Central Florida that get the occasional light freeze.

At $40, this might not be a bad pickup next time I am there.  At a big box store, you know they would be trying to sell one that size for $200+.

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Pal Meir

For comparison:

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palmsOrl

Looks very similar.  The leaflets on the palm in your photo Palm Meir look slightly different but I suppose this could be related to the age of the plant or even just natural variability.  At the very least, I am very certain this is a clumping Ptychosperma.  Actually, the leaves really resemble Ptychosperma microcarpum to me, now that I think about it.

I could totally see Ptychosperma microcarpum (see attached for an example).

 

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Pal Meir

Maybe this one is a better object for comparison:

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But there are a couple of similar looking Ptychosperma spp like this e.g.:

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palmsOrl

It really could be any of the three.  This thread has renewed my interest in Ptychosperma a bit.

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