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A Paurotis palm spotted while going on a walk through the neighbourhood. Paurotis palms are also known as the Everglades palm due thriving in the swamps and flooded forests of that region. Paurotis palm grew under threat due to specimens being collected for the nursery trade but are now a Florida protected species. Considering we are much far north of its natural environment, I can only assume this is one of those ornamental specimens.
It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida where it grows in swamps and periodically flooded forests.
Spotted on Oct 8, 2020
Submitted on Oct 8, 2020