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Jubaea chilensis in Rome, Italy

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We are here in Rome for a few days and just visited the Botanical garden today. In the palm garden they had some nice CIDP, very tall washingtonias, sabals, butias, livistonas, a queen, a brahea and some orher varieties but the most amazing was a massive jubaea chilensis.

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Very impressive was also a nannorrhops ritchiana that seems to be very old.

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Here are some more photos from the same botanical garden.

Tall and small palmetto with a lot of med. fans for background.

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This palmetto (no desciption) looks like one of the big varieties.

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Livistona chinensis

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Tall CIDPs

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A tall queen

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Butia with very tall washies in the back

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This brahea didn't have a description but I don't remember any thorns on the petioles. The light is not very good in the photo but the palm is very silver.

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Trachycarpus

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Phoenix reclinata

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More trachycarpus

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Palmetto

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The last one didn't have a description but it looks maybe like a copernicia alba. It's still in a big pot but I'm not sure if they will plant it in the ground or they will move it for the winter.

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