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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Rags, May 29, 2012.

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  1. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Took this shot using my world famous Blackberry Bold on my way to work.
    Croton located outside BP in front of the Queen's Park Savannah.

    Cant seem to figure out what this one's called?? :confused:
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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like what we call Buddy.
    Are there any Royal palms (cabbage palms) left in the Savannah; some old picture post cards I have show a nice planting of them.
     
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    I believe there is near the President's House and the Magnificent 7....

    I'll keep an eye out for the trees and grab some pics in the process.
     
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    Thanks for that Phil,

    Can you recognise if this other plant is a Buddy???

    :confused:

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  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Close but not quite due to the slight shoulders on these leaves; still a nice croton.

    ...and here's the palms I mentioned:
     

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  6. Rags

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    Now for sure I gonna go palm hunting.......

    I know a few other places with these palms
     
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    Rags Active Member

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    Regrettably those six palms are no longer around (could not find them), but all is not lost, there is an area to the west of the Queen's Park Savannah with lots of these palms.

    Also, by the two decomissioned sugar factories in central and south Trinidad there are access roads lined with old Royal Palms.... problem is no one looks after the trees, quite a few have died. These palms were planted in the 1930's when Tate and Lyle manufactured sugar in Trinidad I guess the ones growing in the savannah were older.
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Afllan - Many thanks for the info on the palms. The picture postcards were circa 1910-20.
     

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