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A new book about Ponta Delgada's Jardim António Borges includes a photo from 1850 that appears to show some type of Roystonea... The original plant records from the garden list 50 different types of palms. Given that only about a dozen different types now exist, I wonder what else grew there before. Time to go to library to investigate! 

On the other hand, I just picked a batch of Hyophorbe verschaffeltii seeds (perhaps a little too late in the season) and hope some are viable for a little experiement!

 

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