Robusta or filibusta?

subtropixJuly 22, 2012

Here is a pic. Do you think it's a filibusta or a robusta? (Yard stick in tub for perspective)

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denninmi(8a)

Well, I'm hardly an expert, and I've never had the hybrid, although I have had both CA and Mexican fans. To me, the narrow leaf blades and the overall "look" are more typical of the CA fan, so I think there is a strong possibility it could be the hybrid. My 2 cent opinion, probably worth about 0 cents.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:15AM
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islandbreeze

I agree with Denninmi, it looks like a Filibusta with features more like a Filifera. Definitely not a Robusta. I have 2 Filibustas, and both have more reddish trunks. That palm you have has the color trunk of my Filifera. In addition, at the base of the petioles, Robusta has red, yours has green.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:53AM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

Can you rule out pure filifera?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 12:16PM
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