Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Arecales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5420661
Month Unknown HI
Fruit 20-30cm long (vs. that of Butia less than 3.5cm), per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org bug_5421396b
Month Unknown HI
Petiole unarmed (vs. that of Butia and Phoenix with petiolar spines), per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.org bug_5488766
Month Unknown Puerto Rico
Leaves pinnate (w well-developed central axis, blade much longer than wide), per Weakley's Flora (2015).
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Patti Anderson, Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms, USDA APHIS, Bugwood.org bug_5490957
Patti Anderson, Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms, USDA APHIS, Bugwood.org bug_5491033
Non-native: probably tropical islands of western Pacific (now pantropical)
Habitat: beaches, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Alternate, spirally arranged
Staminate flowers creamy yellow
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Flowers in axillary inflorescences
green, yellow, or bronzy red when immature, brown when mature
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