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There are some labeled plantings around Lake Wire.  The plantings contain some nice gems as well as some old favorites.  The plantings are labeled accurately for the most part, making it an experience more like you would expect at a botanical garden than a stroll down the sidewalk.  If there are incorrect labels, please point them out as I went by the label nearest to the plant for the most part.

Syagrus coronata

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A close-up of one of the labels.  Looks like someone was snacking on Syagrus fruits nearby.

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Allagoptera arenaria (as noted in the label above - next two pictures)

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The next three are various Mule palms:

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The double-headed Butia I shared earlier in the Remarkable Palms of Tampa Bay thread.  One of the heads looks like it is on the way out.

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Beccariophoenix alfredii in the next two photos

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The Queen Palm fruit that seems to be a favorite of one of the homeless folks walking in the area.

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Dypsis lutescens

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The next two are some very long term Dypsis decaryi

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Bismarckia nobilis in fruit

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Hyphaene coriacea in fruit as well (next two pictures)

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Roystonea regia (labeled as Roystonea elata)

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Pseudophoenix sargentii (next two pictures)

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Thrinax radiata

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Leucothrinax morrisii

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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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Sabal minor

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Sabal mauritiformis

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Sabal domingensis

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Sabal causiarum

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Sabal blackburniana

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Arenga engleri (next two pictures)

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Arenga australasica

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Arenga micrantha

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Arenga cuadata

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Arenga tremula

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Caryota mitis

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Caryota no

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Caryota gigas

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Phoenix dactylifera vs. Phoenix dactylifera 'Zahidi' - (respectively, next two photos) the latter is supposedly more humidity tolerant.  We'll see if it sets edible fruit.

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Phoenix acaulis

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Phoenix rupicola

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Not quite sure on this one with no label ... Dictyosperma album?

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Copernicia alba

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Either Coccothrinax barbadensis or Coccothrinax miraguama... the labels were really close together

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Looks like an Archontophoenix but didn't check the underside of the leaflets...

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Silk floss trees

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Chamaerops humilis

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The next four made me think they are different species of Livistona.  The last picture are likely Livistona decora, but the previous pictures I'm not sure.  There are supposed to be Livistona australis and Livistona mariae present, but the signs were either uprooted or otherwise not near the palms in question.

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Watch where you step if you visit here:

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Some of the history of Lake Wire:

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For those that like Google Maps: Lake Wire Area

 

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Neil C

What a great place!! Some of my favourite palms and looked like some silver Serenoa in one photo as well.

 

Regards Neil

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HtownPalms

Thanks for posting. 

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