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Another palm new to me. I don’t remember ever seeing these anywhere before, not even in Jeff and Suchin Marcus’ or Bo Lundkivist’s gardens here on Hawai’i Island. These are growing in the yard next door to Gene, where we bought some used nursery pots to help feed our plant addiction. Gene said the neighbor was from the Philippines, and that a lot of her plants were from the Philippines. Any ideas what these are?

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I'm pretty sure I saw some of those in "Horton Hears a Who," or maybe it was the Lorax tree?  :D  I'd agree though, it looks like a couple of multiheaded Roebellini.  Maybe they trimmed the fronds to get the rounded shape, instead of the normal 6' long fronds draping down?

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Look like roebeleniis. Do they have spines?

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We didn’t check to see if they had spines. We thought the looked like Phoenix roebelenii but the fronds are short and it definitely looks multiheaded. We will have to go talk to the owner and find out more. She had some other cool plants in her yard- my photo was from the neighbor’s yard. I definitely agree with you Looking Glass, it is the coolest roebelenii I’ve ever seen!  I’ll report back when I find out more. Aloha 

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@K2HI if they are just a single trunk head, then the frond shape and unusually huge trunk head is an awesome looking mutation.  I found somewhat similar photos at Jungle Music, scroll down to the "PECULIAR FORMS OF PHOENIX ROEBELENII" section in the middle.  They have unusually short leaves and a somewhat similar poof-ball top appearance.  Phil calls these "crested."

https://www.junglemusic.net/articles/The_Pygmy_Date_Palm/ThePygmyDatePalm.html

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20 hours ago, Merlyn said:

I'm pretty sure I saw some of those in "Horton Hears a Who," or maybe it was the Lorax tree?  :D  I'd agree though, it looks like a couple of multiheaded Roebellini.  Maybe they trimmed the fronds to get the rounded shape, instead of the normal 6' long fronds draping down?

I second truffula trees diagnosis. Maybe truffula x roebelinii.

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