???What king of Tree?????

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  1. mgreen

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    Can anyone help in identity of this beautiful tree? Located in Key Largo.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like a Screw Pine.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Definitely not a pine.
     
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    Screw pine is most certainly not a pine but the genus Pandanus is refered to commonly as Screw pine.

    mgreen ... do you see these locally around Lakeland or futher down state? Obviuosly in the Keys as seen in your photo.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If it isn't a pine, don't call it one! That's just inviting confusion and errors.
     
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    Hey ... don't shoot the messenger. It was likely called a Screw Pine long before I was born. It'll always be known as Screw Pine. Screw Pine ... I kinda like that name, Screw Pine.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I second the identification. Possibly it has been pruned to produce an abnormal compact pyramidal shape. Based on what I've seen these are more open and not geometrically symmetric.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    But if the messenger gets it wrong . . . USDA for example take more care, they call it screwpine. One word, so it doesn't state it to be a Pinus, which "Screw Pine" does.
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PAUT
     
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    Pine and Pinus are two different words.
     
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    Different languages, one is English, the other Latin. But the meaning is identical.

    Except to those who wish to promote creationist-inspired dissent from scientific accuracy.
     
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    English? OK then perhaps "pine" in this case means - to long for, to desire intensely.

    Pinus only has one meaning. Pine, like many english words, have multiple meanings.
     

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