Butia capitata. PINDO PALM. Brazil to Argentina
PALMAE or ARECACEAE (Palm family)
A glance tells you this palm is different. Its frosted blue-gray color is unlike that of the California fan palms and gives the trees a distinguished hoary appearance. The pinnate leaf segments have a tendency to cluster in pairs. The leaf is not toothed, but the lowest leaf segments may resemble spikes. If you can find the dates, they are said to be edible. There is a specimen in the outer southeast circle in the Inner Quad.
Other campus palms: Brahea armata | Brahea edulis | Butia capitata | Chamaerops humilis |Jubaea chilensis | Livistona chinensis | Phoenix canariensis | Syagrus romanzoffianum | Trachycarpus fortunei | Washingtonia filifera | Washingtonia robusta
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