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Rubus moluccanus

A common tropical, Indonesian and South Pacific Raspberry that is rather rampant and has well armed stems. The fruits may be edible.

I must share this story with you. To begin I have been married to a Cuban immigrant who is now proud to be an American Citizen for 31 years. As a child he lived and grew up in Cuba a communist country, but he still has childhood memories. He has always spoken to his children about his godfather who had a night club outside of Havana. This night club had art designed by his grandfather who was a craftsmen by trade, prior to Castro. Any way he always spoke of these palms that grew in Cuba called Barrel Palms. these palms his grandfather carved chairs and statues from because of their unlike design. No other Palm could match. Living in S. Florida we have many tropical palms but never have I ever seen these in particular here. I am pleased to tell you that now because of your travel you have been able to give this little boy back his memories. When I received the palm seeds today they all had sprouted with the exception of two, which I have planted as instructed. Tomorrow when he goes in the garage there are 10 pots that say CUBAN BARREL PALMS .
B.A., Palm Bay, Florida, USA - 25.10.2007
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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