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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Most mast foods are seasonal, but cabbage palm berries seem to ripen throughout the year.
Unexpectedly, RPM females did not show a preference between coconut and cabbage palm leaf discs in test A3 (exact p = 0.8450), while there was a significant difference between these host plants in test B3 (exact p = 0.009).
Significantly, cabbage palms were not trimmed and feeding time in cabbage palm was greater than that in either pine or cypress.
Native plants--cordgrass, buttonwood trees, cattails, sawgrass, leather ferns, cabbage palms and others--quickly move back in after the exotics are removed.
Great local nectar sources: In May and June, orange blossoms, blueberries, palmetto palm, cabbage palm, sea grapes, mangroves ("very important for honey bees"); in the summer, palm trees.
The Anhinga Wildfire is estimated to be approximately 10 acres and is burning in a mixture of grass, pine, and cabbage palm. All Big Cypress National Preserve fire and law enforcement resources are on scene.
The land, at 1105 A1A North, is a wetland parcel with 0.55 acres of uplands, which contains a mixture of live oak hammock and cabbage palm that is surrounded by the freshwater wetlands of the Guana River.
Look for the spring gobblers in areas that have cabbage palm flats.
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The cabbage palm, Cordyline australis, is popular today, used as an accent subject in seasonal bedding schemes and containers, says Mclndoe, deputy managing director of Hillier Garden Centres and coauthor of the latest in the Hillier book series, Planting With Trees.
The cabbage palm, Cordyline australis, is used as an accent subject in seasonal bedding schemes and containers, says McIndoe, deputy managing director of Hillier Garden Centres and co-author of the latest in the Hillier book series, Planting With Trees.