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Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Pursh) H. Wendl. & Drude ex Drude

Needle Palm, Blue Palmetto

Arecaceae (Palm Family)


Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Needle palm) #42160

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Twiggs
State: GA
Location Notes: Savage Creek.
Accession date: 2014-09-18
Filename: A_C_IMG1325.JPG
Slide Index: 7572503552_7ff2155977_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: Developing fruit. Photographer's note: "Reportedly needle palm fruits turn red and the fuzz falls off when they are ripe. There were hundreds of needle palms on the floodplain we were surveying. This was the only fruit bearing female we could find. Either female plants are rare or they reluctantly produce fruit."
Date Taken: 2012-07-14
NPIN Image Id: 42160

Image Verification

This image has been verified.
By: Joseph A. Marcus
Date: 2014-09-18

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