Cabbage Palm

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Cabbage Palm

 

(Roystonea olerácea, formerly Oreodoxa oleráced), a palm (up to 40 m high) with pinnate leaves (up to 8 m long). It grows wild in the Antilles and in Honduras and is cultivated in the tropics. The cabbage palm’s tender and juicy terminal bud is used for food. Some palm species of such generaas Euterpe and Borassus, whose terminal buds are also used for food, are sometimes called cabbage palms.

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To further the beach resort feel, he added 20 cabbage palms to the nearly 50 already on-site.
Each year, Putz reports in the journal Ecology, rising sea levels slowly transform another two meters of west Florida's forests into salt marsh as southern red cedars give way to cabbage palms.
Majestic cabbage palms line the roads along the way to the countryside and sugar cane fields still blanket parts of the island.
The Treasured Lands Foundation will conduct free tours of the swamp, which is home to red maples, cabbage palms, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, alligators, turtles, bald eagles and one of the largest bald cypress trees in the United States, among many other fascinating flora and fauna.
Trade winds rattle the cabbage palms and whistle through the crumbling ruins of a fishing lodge--abandoned after its owner vanished mysteriously.
We couldn't have done it if I'd been going on about Cabbage Palms (is it a cabbage or a palm?
SPIKY-LEAVED cabbage palms or Cordyline australis give the garden an exotic feel, which is great for areas where you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.
After your airboat ride, take a short walk off the main road to the Canopy Walk, a narrow pathway through the tops of cabbage palms that gives you a bird's-eye-view of the ecology up there.