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Questions about Trees
« on: April 15, 2016, 04:52:29 AM »
Check out this house for rent just outside Carcassonne with a palm tree in the courtyard. Maybe the owners have the School expansion and tried to make it more realistic?!

https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8140352


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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 04:59:21 AM »
Isnt that a fern?

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 05:18:44 AM »
Isnt that a fern?

It's close enough :P

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 05:25:05 AM »
Isnt that a fern?

It's close enough :P

It looks a lot more like a palm tree to me - though I am not an expert.
However you do not need to be an expert to know that ferns and palm trees are about as closely related as clownfish and jellyfish.

The palm tree is a "flowering" plant and so has a lifecycle something like we expect from plants. Ferns are not flowering plants and their more primitive (that is more like the ancestors) lifecycle is totally dependent on water (except when they spread asexually).

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 05:56:37 AM »
It looks a lot more like a palm tree to me - though I am not an expert.
However you do not need to be an expert to know that ferns and palm trees are about as closely related as clownfish and jellyfish.

I'm also far from expert horticulturally - but it looks like a cycad or a tree fern to me (possibly a cycas revoluta - which is confusingly known commonly as a "sago palm" - despite being a cycad)
Whatever it is, it's probably in the post from Germany...

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 05:58:52 AM »
It looks a lot more like a palm tree to me - though I am not an expert.
However you do not need to be an expert to know that ferns and palm trees are about as closely related as clownfish and jellyfish.

I'm also far from expert horticulturally - but it looks like a cycad or a tree fern to me (possibly a cycas revoluta - which is confusingly known commonly as a "sago palm" - despite being a cycad)

Yeah that's possible. According to wikipedia
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Because of their superficial resemblance, they are sometimes mistaken for palms or ferns, but are only distantly related to either.


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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 06:01:20 AM »
It looks like a palm tree to me.  There are thousands of different species of them, so it is really hard to tell in the photo.  Maybe we should have an "is this a palm tree?" poll.


I also know where I want to stay if I ever make it to Carcassonne.   :(y)

I just wanted to note that the palm tree is not surrounded in plastic flamingos nor does a sign hang from it stating, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere".  So you can't blame an American for this egregious landscaping choice.    ;)


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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 06:02:53 AM »
It looks like a palm tree to me.  There are thousands of different species of them, so it is really hard to tell in the photo.  Maybe we should have an "is this a palm tree?" poll.

Facts are NOT determined by opinion polls.

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 06:05:51 AM »
I regret not devoting my life to science, ;-(

Never too late to take an interest...

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 06:16:31 AM »
No Flamingos - No Palm tree  :(y)

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 06:20:12 AM »
I regret not devoting my life to science, ;-(

Never too late to take an interest...

I do take an interest in science. In fact I need to know the answer now: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisplant/comments/4ewnzt/carcassonne_outdoor_pot_plant_on_the_left/

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2016, 06:42:51 AM »

Facts are NOT determined by opinion polls.

Well you got me there. 

Maybe I should start a go fund me page to get the airfare necessary to put an end to this mystery.  I am willing to take one for the team and vacation do some research in France to get to the bottom of this.   ;)

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2016, 07:17:28 AM »
Palm all the way - same as all the palms in the south of spain.
Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2016, 08:16:06 AM »


I do take an interest in science. In fact I need to know the answer now: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisplant/comments/4ewnzt/carcassonne_outdoor_pot_plant_on_the_left/

Scratchinanitch - "It's a palm."

Mad_humanist - "Thanks. Any clues on how we tell?"

Scratchinanitch - "Easy. If you scroll further down the album to picture 11/20, it says there in the caption: "our palm tree.""


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I merited Jungleboy for inadvertently starting the best thread of the day.   :(y)

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Re: Questions about Trees
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 09:12:00 AM »
I merited Jungleboy for inadvertently starting the best thread of the day.   :(y)

Ha - thanks! So some guy on reddit says it's a palm, so it's true. Therefore, palms grow in Carcassonne and the School is thus thematic. I wonder if we can find anyone on reddit who thinks the Darmstadt convention centre grows in Carcassonne?


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