Palm tree ID'd by Oron as Chamaerops humilis

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Hilary

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Palm tree ID'd by Oron as Chamaerops humilis
« on: March 14, 2016, 07:28:17 AM »
This palm tree is growing in a bed by the side of a busy road in Corinth.
I am afraid I haven't taken much notice of it.
Now I want to know just which palm tree it is.
Can anyone enlighten me?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2016, 09:09:49 AM by Alisdair »
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Alisdair

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Re: Palm tree
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 11:01:16 AM »
If the leaves are as greyish-blue as they seem in the picture I'd say the Mexican blue fan palm Brahea armata (the barbs on the leaf stems are what it gets its name from)
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Palm tree
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 06:32:04 AM »
I think the fruit are wrong for Brahea armata, Alisdair. In my Palm book photo they grow on arms sticking out and then drooping from between the leaves.
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Re: Palm tree
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 08:06:53 AM »
I had a better look yesterday.
The leaves are green on top and very silvery underneath.
When the weather improves I will take more photos.
There are about 10 of these trees in this particular stretch of the road
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Re: Palm tree
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 10:59:02 AM »
Looks like Chamaerops humilis to me.
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Re: Palm tree ID'd by Oron as Chamaerops humilis
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 04:04:33 PM »
Many thanks to Alisdair, Fleur and Oron for indentifying this plant for me.
I went out one afternoon, hoping that there would be fewer cars, people and motorbikes around, to take some more photos of these Chamaerops humilis trees.
Here are the results.
Trees with other bushes
Trees in a bed covered in gravel
The underneatht of a leaf
Flowers on the tree
Fruit on the tree
An example of the fruit and a Euro cent coin.
Note the Athenian trireme of the 5th century BC on the back of the coin.
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care