Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    534
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Palm Trees - Help Please...

    I'm sure I've asked this before, but I'm just as confused as ever. Please can anyone tell me the proper name of the really tall "palm" trees like those that grow close to the beach at Enquentro? I think they use the leaves for thatching.

    I was once told they were King Palms but a google images search says not. I was also told they are Royal Palms, but low-and-behold a Google search reveals that King Palms are A.K.A. Royal Palms.

    I'm befuddled!

  2. #2
    On Vacation!
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,061
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default For Thatching

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon & Nicky View Post
    ... leaves for thatching.
    'cana'
    Sabal domingensis

    mfrog

  3. #3
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    554
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Simon. Definately not royal palms. I believe they are a species of fan palm although there are many different looks and varieties of fan palms. Tom

  4. #4
    Silver
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Simon&Nicky are you referring to palms at the very beginning of this video shot at Playa Encuentro YouTube - 2008 Master of the Ocean Highlights

  5. #5
    Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    364
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default For thatching

    Simon and Nicky I am not familiar with the area spoke about in the post but I liked the image m'frog provided. If anybody has seeds or baby palms I am always interested. We have Royal palms here and some decorative palms as well, willing to do a trade. If you don't want palms we have many,many other plants and flowers to barter with. Some not found in this country. Let me know.
    Thanks

  6. #6
    On Vacation!
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,061
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Veitchia merrillii

    Quote Originally Posted by reese_in_va View Post
    ...If anybody has seeds or baby palms I am always interested.
    We always have a lot of 'manila' seedlings...

    m'frog

  7. #7
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    534
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Thanks

    Well done Mountainfrog. Spot on!!

  8. #8
    Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    364
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yes I would be interested in some Christmas palm seeds. I'll send you a PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •