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There are some labeled plantings around Lake Wire.  The plantings contain some nice gems as well as some old favorites.  The plantings are labeled accurately for the most part, making it an experience more like you would expect at a botanical garden than a stroll down the sidewalk.  If there are incorrect labels, please point them out as I went by the label nearest to the plant for the most part.

Syagrus coronata

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A close-up of one of the labels.  Looks like someone was snacking on Syagrus fruits nearby.

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Allagoptera arenaria (as noted in the label above - next two pictures)

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The next three are various Mule palms:

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The double-headed Butia I shared earlier in the Remarkable Palms of Tampa Bay thread.  One of the heads looks like it is on the way out.

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Beccariophoenix alfredii in the next two photos

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The Queen Palm fruit that seems to be a favorite of one of the homeless folks walking in the area.

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Dypsis lutescens

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The next two are some very long term Dypsis decaryi

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Bismarckia nobilis in fruit

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Hyphaene coriacea in fruit as well (next two pictures)

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Roystonea regia (labeled as Roystonea elata)

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Pseudophoenix sargentii (next two pictures)

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Thrinax radiata

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Leucothrinax morrisii

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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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Sabal minor

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Sabal mauritiformis

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Sabal domingensis

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Sabal causiarum

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Sabal blackburniana

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Arenga engleri (next two pictures)

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Arenga australasica

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Arenga micrantha

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Arenga cuadata

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Arenga tremula

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Caryota mitis

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Caryota no

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Caryota gigas

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Phoenix dactylifera vs. Phoenix dactylifera 'Zahidi' - (respectively, next two photos) the latter is supposedly more humidity tolerant.  We'll see if it sets edible fruit.

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Phoenix acaulis

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Phoenix rupicola

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Not quite sure on this one with no label ... Dictyosperma album?

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Copernicia alba

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Either Coccothrinax barbadensis or Coccothrinax miraguama... the labels were really close together

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Looks like an Archontophoenix but didn't check the underside of the leaflets...

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Silk floss trees

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Chamaerops humilis

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The next four made me think they are different species of Livistona.  The last picture are likely Livistona decora, but the previous pictures I'm not sure.  There are supposed to be Livistona australis and Livistona mariae present, but the signs were either uprooted or otherwise not near the palms in question.

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Watch where you step if you visit here:

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Some of the history of Lake Wire:

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For those that like Google Maps: Lake Wire Area

 

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Another from this area that should have been posted previously, Brahea armata (I think):

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@Neil C If you like Serenoa repens (green and silver), the overpasses in the area are loaded with them.

Google Maps Link: Serenoa repens on Sikes Blvd.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Great pics. I don't know how there is a blackburnia that large anywhere as slow as they are.  

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The Pseudophoenix sargentii at this park are mentioned specifically in this press release: City of Lakeland Awarded Level I Accreditation by ArbNet Accreditation Program

The Pseudophoenix sargentii are currently flowering.  There will be some changes to this garden as there are a few palms being removed due to Ganoderma and a few in decline that are marked for removal like the 2-headed Butia.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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A bit of backstory about this palm collection from 07/08/2005: https://www.theledger.com/news/20050708/lake-wire-garden-showcases-plants-from-around-the-world

A few past and present CFPACS members are quoted in the article.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Good luck to the newest addition: Pritchardia martii

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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In contrast to all of the tropical palms, this garden also gives you some fall color:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Flowering Dictyosperma album 'conjugatum'

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Caryota at various stages of flowering/fruiting

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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On 9/27/2020 at 6:34 AM, kinzyjr said:

Good luck to the newest addition: Pritchardia martii

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I buy palms from Phil at Jungle music all the time! He is only a few hours from me. Guess i should consider myself lucky. That palm traveled a far distance. Good luck little palm tree! im sure it will do great!

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The impact of Lethal Bronzing - almost every Phoenix removed from this collection.  All that was left was Phoenix roebelenii in this area and a Phoenix rupicola down the sidewalk.  There is what looks like a Phoenix sylvestris living on borrowed time further down, but since it is on the way out, I won't even count it.20220226_082136_Phoenix_removal_LW_smaller.thumb.jpg.00899e85f9b2be3963318f9d6723ddcd.jpg

 

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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I think this is Attalea cohune:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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37 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

I think this is Attalea cohune:

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It looks syagrus schizophylla x romanzoffiana.

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1 minute ago, RedRabbit said:

It looks syagrus schizophylla x romanzoffiana.

Thank you!  ID isn't my strong suit.  Going to be an interesting tour in October.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Two more species now flowering:

Syagrus coronata

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Thrinax radiata

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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I'd love to get some of those Syagrus seeds if you are able to harvest them! :yay:

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13 hours ago, Scott W said:

I'd love to get some of those Syagrus seeds if you are able to harvest them! :yay:

If only there were a meeting at this garden in the near future... :D

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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1 minute ago, kinzyjr said:

If only there were a meeting at this garden in the near future... :D

Bruh you live there :floor:

 

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Just now, JohnAndSancho said:

Bruh you live there :floor:

Yes, I do.  But the fruit will take a bit to mature and we've had an issue with fires at the garden.  @Scott W and the rest of the crew know I'm down with the struggle... for seeds. :36_14_15[1]:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Just now, kinzyjr said:

Yes, I do.  But the fruit will take a bit to mature and we've had an issue with fires at the garden.  @Scott W and the rest of the crew know I'm down with the struggle... for seeds. :36_14_15[1]:

My bad for being uninformed. I moved away and ended up in Texas in 2009. Every time we interact I'm still shocked that Jin Jin Kitchen still exists. Good vibes homey. 

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Just now, JohnAndSancho said:

My bad for being uninformed. I moved away and ended up in Texas in 2009. Every time we interact I'm still shocked that Jin Jin Kitchen still exists. Good vibes homey. 

Oh all is good - I just like to pitch the October meeting whenever possible.  If you should happen to ever stray in to Lakeland again, you're welcome to drop a line and grab some Jin Jin.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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2 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Oh all is good - I just like to pitch the October meeting whenever possible.  If you should happen to ever stray in to Lakeland again, you're welcome to drop a line and grab some Jin Jin.

Would also be fun to see if I'm still blacklisted from the Chili's on 98 at I4 by the mall. 

 

It was my birthday. I'm sorry. 

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11 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

If only there were a meeting at this garden in the near future... :D

Well as of this moment I have no plans in October....:D

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Dictyosperma album 'conjugatum' produces viable offspring this year

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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On 7/26/2022 at 9:44 PM, kinzyjr said:

Jeremy, this looks like a robust S. schizophylla.  

Syagrus coronata

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@SubTropicRay I'm inclined to agree.  The label says Syagrus coronata, but there are some labels in this garden that are questionable or outdated.  An example is Veitchia merrillii for the area where there was once an Adonidia merrillii.  I'm not the best plant ID person by far.

What is your take on the palm I thought was Attalea cohune above?

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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It could be an Attalea but the canopy shape seems off.  It's more Syagrus-like.  That said, I'm not good at distinguishing Attalea.  

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Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

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Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

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