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Archontophoenix maxima

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Archontophoenix maxima in bloom; the crownshaft green with sparse brown microscopic scales:

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The large infructescence:

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Fruits and fibers of the mesocarpo:

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Fruits of Archontophoenix alexandrae-like in comparison, in brackets length and width of the fruits

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James B

Thank you for the scientific breakdown! Great pictures. I really like the seed comparison because one can see Maxima seeds are slightly larger and more ovoid than Alexandrae.

Myolensis even more so, and Tuckeri with the largest of the group.

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pietropuccio

Thanks!

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