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Very Nice Mule Palm in Orlando

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Was driving through an established neighborhood in the Dr. Phillips suburb of Orlando and found this drop-dead gorgeous mule palm. One of the things I like about it is that the leaves are perfectly flat and not twisted as seen with many other mules.

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kinzyjr

Love it! I've noticed quite a few of these popping up, but this one stands out for sure.

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RJ

Reminds me of @WestCoastGal 's Mules. Great looks mules! :w00t:

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Alberto

Very nice specimen.

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sonoranfans

looks like leaflets are butia dominant and trunk is nice and smooth, very nice! Mules do have lots of phenotypic variation, its like a box of chocolates.  I dont like the syagrus dominant ones as much as the butia (leaf and trunk) dominant ones.

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Reeverse

That is a great one!!!!

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