Plant ID forum: Gorgeous palm tree in Brazil..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 24, 2011 1:45 AM CST
I met this majestic beauty in Paraty town in Brazil in January 2010. The foliage was of a beautiful 'springtime green'
I know very little of palms, any possibility for an ID?
Thanks,
Myriam

Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 31, 2011 1:41 AM CST
I think I might have found it!

Roystonea regia, it is native to Cuba, but as I didn't find it in the wild but in Paraty town and had been planted it is likely this one.
http://realpalmtrees.com/palm-tree-store/large-cuban-royal-p...
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 31, 2011 4:52 AM CST
The trunk looking almost like concrete is what gives it away. Truly majestic!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 31, 2011 9:31 AM CST
Very impressive palm indeed! Smiling
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 31, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Euterpe edulis is very similar Myriam, and is native to Brazil which I think they would be using more than an import.

http://www6.ufrgs.br/fitoecologia/florars/index.php?pag=busc...

http://www.inbioveritas.net/main.php?Auswahl=Euterpe&Sprache...

Best to check out the other Euterpe species, and maybe more in the same family.


Arecaceae Euterpe catinga Wallace
Arecaceae Euterpe catinga Wallace var. catinga
Arecaceae Euterpe catinga var. roraimae (Dammer) A.J.Hend. & Galeano
Arecaceae Euterpe edulis Mart.
Arecaceae Euterpe longibracteata Barb.Rodr.
Arecaceae Euterpe oleracea Mart.
Arecaceae Euterpe precatoria Mart.
Arecaceae Euterpe precatoria var. longevaginata (Mart.) A.J.Hend.
Arecaceae Euterpe precatoria Mart. var. precatoria
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Nov 1, 2011 12:19 AM CST
Thanks Janet, I have checked all the other species you mentioned, but still Roystonea regia is the perfect match, I had googled many pictures of it on several sites and they all look like that.
It seems not to be unusual that in Bazilian towns some species used are native to other countries, also in people's gardens and yards.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 1, 2011 5:52 AM CST
I can certainly understand them wanting to have this palm Myriam, it's very attractive! You took some beautiful photos of it too! Smiling

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