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Helping my wife prep the basil pots for herb season and this little guy caught my eye.

I initially assumed it's a simple Serenoa Repens but upon closer inspection I'm not so certain.

Any pros want to chime in?

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aztropic

Livistona chinensis 

 

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Mesa, Arizona

 

 

 

 

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Fusca

I'm no pro. but thought I'd chime in anyway.  Looks like a Livistona - maybe decora or chinensis.  Nice of the bird to carry that seedling in its beak and leave for you!  :P

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PalmWarbler

Well that would make sense, I have a few of them in the yard.

You guys pretty sure?

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PalmWarbler
18 minutes ago, Fusca said:

I'm no pro. but thought I'd chime in anyway.  Looks like a Livistona - maybe decora or chinensis.  Nice of the bird to carry that seedling in its beak and leave for you!  :P

Yes the beak. I'm sure that's how he did it :-)

Thank you for the ID, much appreciated.

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Merlyn
1 hour ago, PalmWarbler said:

Yes the beak. I'm sure that's how he did it :-)

SOLDIER #1: Where'd you get the Livistona seedling?

ARTHUR: We found them.

SOLDIER #1: Found them? In Mercea? The Livistona's tropical!

ARTHUR: What do you mean?

SOLDIER #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.

ARTHUR: The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plumber may seek warmer climes in winter yet these are not strangers to our land.

SOLDIER #1: Are you suggesting palms migrate?

ARTHUR: Not at all, they could be carried.

SOLDIER #1: What -- a swallow carrying a Livistona seedling?

ARTHUR: It could grip it by the husk!

SOLDIER #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a 1 pound Livistona seedling!

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GottmitAlex
6 hours ago, Merlyn said:

SOLDIER #1: Where'd you get the Livistona seedling?

ARTHUR: We found them.

SOLDIER #1: Found them? In Mercea? The Livistona's tropical!

ARTHUR: What do you mean?

SOLDIER #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.

ARTHUR: The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plumber may seek warmer climes in winter yet these are not strangers to our land.

SOLDIER #1: Are you suggesting palms migrate?

ARTHUR: Not at all, they could be carried.

SOLDIER #1: What -- a swallow carrying a Livistona seedling?

ARTHUR: It could grip it by the husk!

SOLDIER #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a 1 pound Livistona seedling!

My wife mentioned something similar to me when I told her about the last two coconut seeds which I "happened upon" in my garden (that sprouted not long after).

 

 

 

 

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UK_Palms

My guess would be that it is Livistonia Rotundifolius. I had one similar a few years back, which was impossible to keep happy. Any temperatures below 50F and it sulked. Too much sun and it sulked. Too much rain and it sulked. I ended up throwing it away because it never looked good. 

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Pal Meir

For comparison a 2 yr old seedling of L chinensis (= sinensis):

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Tyrone

The first thing I thought was Livistona chinensis but Aztropic beat me too it.

I love growing these in deep to part shade. The leaves get huge and the petioles stretch right out almost Licuala like. They’re my Licuala equivalent as I can’t grow them in my climate. 

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