Seed of the Week: Fan Palm

Our mystery seeds last week were from a fan palm, most likely the Mexican Fan (Washingtonia robusta).

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Mexican fan palms are a common sight in Phoenix.

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The fruit, technically drupes, hang down in huge clusters. As they dry, they fall to the ground in large numbers.

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I don't think the seeds look much like common seeds from some other palm trees:  dates (seed here)or coconuts. What do you think?

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