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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 1, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Wintertime surprise

The Burmese fishtail palm in the local conservatory had a lavish display of buds and blooms to brighten a January day.


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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 1, 2021 6:42 PM CST
How unusual! I thought palms didn't have flowers in the normal "decorative" sense. Is the yellow structure the flower?
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pod
Dec 1, 2021 8:08 PM CST
What a lovely, lush banner. I would have never guessed this ID. Nice banner.
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Baja_Costero
Dec 1, 2021 8:14 PM CST
Lovely detail. Nice cascading effect. Thumbs up

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Fleur569
Dec 1, 2021 9:13 PM CST
A very pleasant surprise at that......you've enlightened us again. Just a gorgeous banner.
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 2, 2021 4:24 AM CST
Here's the source photo, which will probably answer @lauriemorningglory's question without me spelling it out. Yes, the yellow specks are the tiny flowers, and the purple blobs are, I assume, the bud casings. The panicle, or whatever the correct botanical term for the bunch of blooms is, was high enough up that I couldn't get a close enough look to be absolutely sure. Later today I'll search out a photo of the fruit that forms, for those who have never had the pleasure of seeing this type of palm.

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 2, 2021 9:37 AM CST
Superb banner Elizabeth!
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 2, 2021 11:17 AM CST
The fruit forms as dark blue-black berrylike structures. I don't know if they are true berries. They fall off and leave behind dried stems with notches where the berries once were. Those broom-like bunches of dried stems stay on the tree for a long time, years in fact.

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 2, 2021 12:05 PM CST
Wondering if those succulent looking berries were edible,
I found this cautionary article. Whistling

But makes a great banner. Thumbs up
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 2, 2021 12:41 PM CST
Thanks for the link about fishtail palm toxicity, @EscondidoCal. I've only seen two specimens. Both were indoors, in conservatories. In both cases the blooms occurred far enough off the ground that they posed no temptation, and hence no danger, to adults, much less children or dogs. Cats, maybe.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 2, 2021 1:07 PM CST
"Cats, maybe." Rolling on the floor laughing

And aardvarks. Smiling
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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Dec 2, 2021 6:39 PM CST
Beautiful palm, Elizabeth, I've never seen anything like that one! A great banner choice! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 2, 2021 10:41 PM CST
Cal's link explains why I've never heard of palm berry pie! Hilarious!

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