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Is this a coconut seedling?

Coconut    None Given

I live in Southwest Florida. I found an immature coconut in the mulched area under one of our coconut palms. It had a shoot about 1" long that I assumed would grow into a coconut palm. I thought it would be fun to watch it grow so I dug it up and put it in a pot on my lanai. The original shoot never amounted to anything but eventually some new shoots sprang and turned into the little flowers that I attached in the pics. They look like tiny orchids. They don't look like any of the pics I could find about coconut seedlings online. I am curious if anyone can tell me what I have. Thanks



Posted by: Dennis Garber (2 points) Dennis Garber
Posted: May 3, 2016




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The Naples Botanical Garden was able to identify it. It is called the Chinese Crown Orchid. It is an invasive species that showed up in Miami in 2007. It grows from a large green bulb which I assumed was an immature coconut since it was directly under the tree.


Posted by: Dennis Garber (2 points) Dennis Garber
Posted: May 7, 2016




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It is not a coconut palm. I do not know what it might be


Posted by: David Hughes (43 points) David Hughes
Posted: May 4, 2016




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