Monday, November 9, 2009

What Do I Have?

This is a wheelbarrow full of a palms beard.

Coccothrinax crinita (guano barbudo, guano petate, old man palm, palma petate) is a palm which is endemic to Cuba. I planted this palm 40 years ago when it was 8 inches tall. The beard was perfect for 30 years and then the beard started to fall away. This week the last of the beard dropped.