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Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Posted by statenislandpalm7a 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 6, 11 at 23:36

I went to mexico recently and i made sure to take lots of pics for the forumn.
There are over 75 pictures

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Sabal Yupa and or Sabal Mauritiiformis


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my favorite beach front. The green trunk is really interesting
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clean trunk
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shade grown huge leaves

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no trunk

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seedling

Thrinax radiata Sea Thatch palm

This was the most common palm i saw

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growing on an island

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leaning over the water

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group of them

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ocean front

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looks like a windmill palm when young

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growing through the roof

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on a rock


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night pic

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with boots

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tall one


Coconuts

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leaning trunk

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beach of them
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healthy one

Bamboo palm

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in flower

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biggest one

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wild
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Bottle Palm

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Phoenix CIDP and roebelenii

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Royal Palm

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Christmas palm

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with fruit


Areca palm

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Lady Palm

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Mystery palm seedling

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Im exhausted now so tommorow i will post more pics of the tropicals flowers and animals


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Awesome pictures! It looks like Thrinax palms are very popular in Mexico! Did you see any Washingtonias in that part of Mexico (I know that they are naturally found much farther north (right along the US/Mexican Border).
It looks like you had a great time down in the tropics!
Thanks for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing some more pics!
-Alex


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

very nice pics looks like you went to xel ha? is that where mant of the pics were taken? south of playa del carmen/ couzmel? super nice pics love them and cant wait for more. do u have any more pics with out the palms? i know it sounds weird just of the area i havent been in 3 years and miss it! -Justin in Vb


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Nice,must have been great to see so many palms
in a nice warm setting!


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Alex yes the thrinax are the most common native palms.
I did see some washingtonias along the road but none taller than 10 feet. I wonder why there are no big ones.

Justin no i didnt got xel ha i took a tour of coba and i took some of the pics there. I stayed in a resort outside of play del carmen and thats where nearly all the pics were taken.The clean trunk sabal was near coba. The unfortunatly i dont have any pics of the area just family pics that i left out.

Thanks Jim.



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croton

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bannana this one reminds me of jim's garden

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orchid tree

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ponytail palm

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jade hedge

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tree sized plumeria

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flowers

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double travelers palm

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single travelers palm

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agave

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birds of paradise flower

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orleander

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unknown tree

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mango

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fruit

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ginger plant probably 20 feet tall

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ginger flowers

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tree cactus

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tree croton

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aloe vera in a tree?

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bromeliads? staghorn fern?

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aloe flower

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bromeliad

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agave

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agave

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a great representation of the tropics a spanish moss covered tree with flowering bromeliads

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interesting tree growing from the mayan ruins

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mangrove roots

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mangrove

Please id this plant it looks like a coleus and i want to get some seeds


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Animals next when i get a chance


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Awesome pics! I really enjoyed looking at them! I cant help with the ID for the last one, but their are a few that I can ID.
The nice flowering tree growing on the mayan ruins is a Brachychiton discolor. I learned about that one for the first time when I saw it at the San Diego Zoo. They are such cool looking trees!
Also the 20 foot ginger looks like a heliconia to me. They are definitely one of my favorite plants and a symbol of the tropics for sure!
The Aloe Vera growing in the tree looks like a bromeliad to me. Not sure what family its in since I dont know a ton about bromeliad families at all!
The Staghorn fern/bromeliad is an orchid. Im not sure what type, but it looks really nice!

Thanks for posting the pics! Looking forward to seeing the animal pics too!
-Alex


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Thanks Alex. The reason i thought it was aloe was that it has soft leaves with small spikes


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

I can definitely see why you would think its an aloe. Most of the bromeliads in stores here dont have those teeth at the edge of the leaves and the bromeliads that do have those teeth look a lot more like arid and dry loving plants than humid loving plants!
I think Aloe is native to Mexico (or at least some species). I could definitely be wrong though.
-Alex


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Aloes

Whoops never mind, Aloes are native to Africa not Mexico.


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Oh thanks i didnt know they are from africa. The bromeliads in the spanish moss look kinda like the flowering ones they sell in stores


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Your right, they definitely do! I wonder if they were planted there by someone keeping the area clean and landscaped. Was it near any public places or a little side trail? That spanish moss looks great! Ive never seen spanish moss grow that far south before.
-Alex


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iguana

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pelican
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mapache

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peacock
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parrot

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aligator

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land crab
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coati

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iguana

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still need an id


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RE: Palms tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

I got an id for the plant on the tropicals forum

Acalypha wilkesiana (Jacob's coat)


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Iguanas look so cool. I saw my first iguana in Mexico a few years back (cant remember the name of the area though). I also like the pelicans too! They are probably my favorite bird in Florida. Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
-Alex


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RE: Palms, tropicals, and animals of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Thanks Alex


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