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palm or cycad id??

Posted by beth7happy 9 CtrlFl (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 13, 11 at 13:40

With the cold winter here in Central Florida, we're looking at palms that still look okay. Here's a picture of one found this morning. Can anyone give us an ID on this one?


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RE: palm or cycad id??

Maybe Encephalartos hildebrandii. Definitely a cycad--not a palm. They show pretty cold cold tolerance.

RE: palm or cycad id??

That's a trunking Dioon - perhaps Dioon spinulosum


RE: palm or cycad id??

If the leaflets have spines on the side, then I definitely agree with it being a Dioon Spinulosum which is a cycad. It seems to begin browning around 30F and will likely die below 25F.
The one in your pic is pretty old, but they are pretty fast growing for a cycad.
Good luck!

RE: palm or cycad id??

Definitely dioon sprinulosom i have about 10 of them in my garage.

RE: palm or cycad id??

Thanks so much for your responses. My daughter has tried several palms for her front yard. The last two winters here in Brevard County have been so hard and she's still searching for The Perfect Palm!!

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