Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 27

Without exaggerating, there are hundreds of known varieties of palm trees, and, without exaggerating again, you'll find most of them in my own community.

Some are more exotic and more ornamental than others. And you know the saying "Keeping up with the Joneses "? Well, around here, it's more like "My palm is nicer than your palm" ;-).

Today's question: can you name this palm tree?


36 comments:

creativo said...

i believe it's a foxtail palm, i have one in my front yard too. i'll post soon. Do i win a prize?!
StPeteDailyPhoto

Moi said...

i wouldnt know really.....but support creativo on it ;)

Kate said...

Oh Isabella, why do you want to palm off your questions for us to answer? If you cross my palm with silver, I'll do your research for you! Are those ornamental "berries" or "blossoms" a part of the tree's growth?

freefalling said...

I think I have pubic hair on the brain today - (that's an interesting image, isn't it?)
Is it too rude to say pubic in someone's comments?
But, the position of those dates on the tree makes the tree look like it has pubic hair.
One of Ash's photos at Dreaming in Metaphors also reminded me of pubic hair. (I think this is giving away just a little bit too much of how my brain works).
So, I would like to name this palm tree - Genitalis Hirsutus Palmaceae.

Kuanyin said...

ROFL! My partner and I are looking at the identical tree outside our living room window, and neither of us can remember the name! I hope we haven't caught what freefalling has!

Olivier said...

un palmier avec des petites tomates. je sais pas pourquoi mais c'est pas encore aujourd'hui que je vais gagner ;o)


a palm tree with small tomatos. I do not know why but it is not yet today that I will gain ;O)

Karola&Pamp said...

Nice palms. Here the climate is different not so hot and not so wetness so we can watch them in some special places. Very rare places.

Gerald England said...

I name this tree
ISABELLA'S ENIGMA
good luck to all who sail in her!

Peter said...

So someone gave the answer before me! No, seriously, I would not have the faintest idea, but you can enjoy looking on trees, flowers, birds... even without knowing their names, can't you?

I enjoy looking on some palm trees even here in Paris. Some of them are taken in during winter, but I believe that most of them remain where they are. As you say, there are many species and some must be more resistant than others.

Jilly said...

Yet another great quiz. what a lovely palm too. It doesn't look fox tailed enough for me to be a foxtail. More like a variety of Phoenix but those are usually tall with single trunks. I've not seen one like this, that divides, so will await the answer with great interest.

Love palms. When I lived in Cairns, in Queensland, there was a wondrous place called The Palm Factory that had over 150 varieties of palms. I bought several including a Lipstick palm (with a beautiful bright red trunk) and buried my last Old English Sheepdog under it. Her name was Mistletoe. By now the palm should be quite I imagine.

Frank said...

It is a Grape Palm. Some of the grapes are already ripe and ready to make a fine Red. The Palm Wine which come from this tree is the very one used by the original Naples Natives who would get their neighbors drunk so they could conquer them nonviolently.
Some say it is still used for this purpose today.

Steve Buser said...

Palm gardens, then? The melody seeps into my head, "I never promised you a palm garden."

Abraham Lincoln said...

That tree certainly looks at home where it is growing. Nice shot of an unknown palm tree.

I have 1 baby raccoon today and a pile of poop!
Brookville Daily Photo

TOG said...

For me, this is easy. I will just give a clue - the common name relates to a major holiday.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Palm? Which palm? :-)

magiceye said...

they make a very pretty picture!

Nathalie said...

Tog you mean Palm Sunday?

Nathalie said...

Anyway, I'd love to know, they're all over my neighborhood too!!!


(I for a second hesitated in the spelling of neighbourhood and then remembered I was writing for the US market!!!)

alice said...

A nice one anyway...

Victoria said...

I'm no botanist, so no, I can't name that palm tree. Though it looks as if Irving would be a nice name for it.

Lovely shot, though.

JAM said...

I've lived here for ten years and still don't know one palm from another, as far as naming them. Looks like dates on there though.

Chris & Deb said...

Bob?

Linda said...

I have no idea but it sure is pretty.

Gerald England said...

There's a palm tree in my photo for today [still tomorrow where you are just now] so I've done a link back!

GMG said...

I can't name the tree, but I like the photo; and it seems that there are some clouds in the sky of Naples... Can't believe it's the result of my last comment here... :)

d. chedwick bryant said...

fork palm?

when I was a kid I toured all these gardens in FLA from Cypress to Busch--even Monkey Jungle--I remember a guy telling me about palm trees-- how many types, the usefulness, etc it amazed me, but now I have forgotten.

Nikon said...

I have no idea, Isabella, so I'll go with the Foxtail Palm answer.

isabella said...

That's it! I've had it with you sorry bunch ;-) Are you all imbibing in the spirits so early in the day?????
-Genitalis Hirsutus Palmaceae?
-Isabella's Enigma?
-Grape Palm?
-Fork Palm?
-Bob? BOB? BOB?

Tog, our longtime Florida resident (native?) is right, of course - it is a Christmas Palm!

Thanks for playing along...

RamblingRound said...

So how come it isn't an Easter Palm? Palms go with Palm Sunday and Easter!

TOG said...

It's called a Christmas Palm because the red fruit is ripe for the holiday. It has a formal name - Veitchia merrilli. They were the second most common palm in south Florida before the Lethal Yellowing starting killing many types of palms. We lost all of the old coconuts and Christmas Palm. Now the virus doesn't have many trees to kill and people are planting the Christmas Palm once more. Five generations in Coral Gables.

April said...

Wonderful to live in a place where you can look at palmtrees. I like the contrast between the big one and the small plants.

Lavenderlady said...

My palm is nicer than your palm...now that is too cute.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Pretty red palm tree??

lv2scpbk said...

Your palm is nicer than mine since we don't have any here. I like the photo though.

Keropok Man said...

this palm is common in Singapore and Malaysia, but I never bother to find out the name :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a Bangalow Palm, which originates from Queensland in Australia