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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Default It actually not a palm at all.

It is in the Agavaceae (agave) family. Its botanical name is Beaucarnea recurvata, more commonly known as a "Ponytail Palm" or "Elephant Foot Palm".

You do not usually see them that large because for one thing that one is on the older side, and second, they get a VERRY LARGE footprint/trunk base, sometimes as much as 6 feet in diameter. They do get much bigger than that one; that one will definitely outgrow its area.

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