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Palm tree wiht red berries

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Gutzy
(@gutzy)
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When we were in St Thomas and took a day trip to the British Virgin Islands we saw a palm tree with red berries. What are these called?

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2012 8:20 pm
Linda J
(@linda-j)
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I believe you're describing a Christmas palm.

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Posted : April 6, 2012 8:29 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
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Sounds like it, named thus because the red berries appear around Christmas time. Proper name, Veitchia merrilli. They're all over the tropics (lots on STT too!)

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Posted : April 7, 2012 7:11 am
Islandlovin
(@islandlovin)
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Can you eat them

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Posted : April 8, 2012 12:26 am
Linda J
(@linda-j)
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No.

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Posted : April 8, 2012 1:53 am
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