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Reyes Vargas

Hello I need help with the identification of this palm.  Another member told me that this looked more like a filibusta than a filifera.  How would you go about telling them apart?  Any help would be appreciated.

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Ben in Norcal

The girth of the trunk suggests it has at least some filifera in it.

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Fusca
5 hours ago, Reyes Vargas said:

Hello I need help with the identification of this palm.  Another member told me that this looked more like a filibusta than a filifera.  How would you go about telling them apart?

Check the leaf bases where they attach to the trunk.  If you see any red/reddish brown coloring it's filibusta.  To me the leaves of pure filifera look more greyish and you'd see more of the cottony fibers.  They hybridize so easily that the majority of palms sold are actually hybrid filibusta.  But Ben is right, the thick trunk shows that it has a lot of filifera in it.  Check the following link for more details:

http://palmvrienden.net/gblapalmeraie/2017/07/05/how-to-recognize-the-difference-between-washingtonia-filifera-and-robusta/

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Reyes Vargas

I'm going to have to take a closer look at the fronds tomorrow to see what I have.  It's more likely than not that I have a hybrid.

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Jeff985

What’s the pinnate palm in the background on the right?  Zooming in makes it too blurry to tell. 

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climate change virginia

filifera 

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Reyes Vargas

@Jeff985 that palm is some sort of Phoenix hybrid.  I bought those on eBay years ago as rupicola but they are clumping so they can't be rupicola.  My best guess is rupicola x reclinata but that's only a guess.

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Reyes Vargas

@climate change virginia I'm thinking the same thing but I have to look at the fronds a little closer.  I haven't really paid attention to them.  But like fusca said they do hybridize fairly easy.

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Jeff985

With the promiscuity of the Phoenix genus, who knows. It’s a good looking palm though. 

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Reyes Vargas

I took a few more pictures.  I think I see a little red at the leaf base.  It's a little hard to see since it's a little high.  I'm just going with it being filibusta.  Thanks for all the input.

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