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Adult Butia x Jubaea in Columbus, Georgia

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I found this house for sale in Columbus and checked it on google street view.

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climate change virginia

this is the same city that the show family reunion takes place

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PalmTreeDude

I think that’s just a normal Butia species (or hybrid between Butia species), you see them like that all over the southeast coastal plain. 

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EastCanadaTropicals
27 minutes ago, PalmTreeDude said:

I think that’s just a normal Butia species (or hybrid between Butia species), you see them like that all over the southeast coastal plain. 

The fronds are not as folded as Butia. Its definitely a hybrid. I've seen photos of Butia x Jubaea and this closely resembles those photos. Theres still boots on the top but its probably more Butia leaning, like an F3 of F4.

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EastCanadaTropicals
26 minutes ago, PalmTreeDude said:

I think that’s just a normal Butia species (or hybrid between Butia species), you see them like that all over the southeast coastal plain. 

Butia x Jubaea is a hybrid.

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climate change virginia

it looks like a plain old butia to me

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EastCanadaTropicals
4 minutes ago, climate change virginia said:

it looks like a plain old butia to me

The fronds are different, its probably an F3 or F4, which have less Jubaea DNA. 

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necturus

It's a plain Butia. These are all over Houston. They look dramatically different depending on lighting. I see ten or more on my drive to work. This one looks like it gets a fair amount of shade.

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Chester B

Plain old Butia.  Hybrid palms are a real rarity, most of the people who have them are on this forum.B)

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Brad Mondel

Can't wait to get mine in the ground. This is the mother:

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Swolte
22 hours ago, Chester B said:

Plain old Butia.  Hybrid palms are a real rarity, most of the people who have them are on this forum.B)

Yes, for now! I started seeing them at the local big box stores last year!
 

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2 hours ago, Swolte said:

Yes, for now! I started seeing them at the local big box stores last year!
 

Weird, it looks more like a hybrid.

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Joe NC

I had walked by this palm many times.  I thought for sure it was too massive to be just a regular old Butia. It even had purple flowers and the trunk is self cleaning at the base.  However, I found some dropped male flowers underneath... only six stamens on all that I looked at.  Even found a couple of the dried up old seeds, and they were Butia sized (not larger like even F3s or more show).

"Just" a massive pindo. 

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climate change virginia
2 hours ago, Joe NC said:

I had walked by this palm many times.  I thought for sure it was too massive to be just a regular old Butia. It even had purple flowers and the trunk is self cleaning at the base.  However, I found some dropped male flowers underneath... only six stamens on all that I looked at.  Even found a couple of the dried up old seeds, and they were Butia sized (not larger like even F3s or more show).

"Just" a massive pindo. 

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that is.. breathtaking

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necturus

These two are separated by one street, but one is densely shaded and the other is in full sun. This is an extreme example of how lighting affects these palms. And then add in the variability intrinsic in the species... there's tons of chunky ones like Joe shared.

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Manalto
On 1/20/2021 at 5:07 PM, climate change virginia said:

this is the same city that the show family reunion takes place

Is "show" a surname? Verb? Adjective? Not sure what you mean.

I can confirm that similar butias with stout trunks are all over Mobile. (Judging by their appearance in humbler neighborhoods, I suspect they might have been cheaper in years past.) They're common enough in the landscape that I'd be surprised if there were Jubaea parentage. By the way, an informal survey of lifelong residents here reveals that nobody has ever had jelly from a jelly palm. In fact, nobody has ever heard of making jelly from the fruit. They briefly feign interest and then the conversation moves on.

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EastCanadaTropicals

It did look like an f3 or f4 at first.

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climate change virginia
7 hours ago, Manalto said:

Is "show" a surname? Verb? Adjective? Not sure what you mean.

I meant the show 'family reunion' takes place here in Columbus Georgia. sorry about my grammar :)

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