Ask The Plant Expert:
What kind of palm tree has artichoke-like fruit? Trying to figure out what it is. Comes from a palm tree in central FL (Sarasota area). – Alicia
Flower Shop Network Plant Expert:
Because I am not completely familiar with Florida palm trees, I contacted the Plant Sciences Department of the University of Florida to confirm it’s identification. Here is what they said, “Looks like the fruit of a Screw Pine which is not a pine (Pinus) it is in the genus Pandanus.” The Pandanus genus are palm-like shrubs (although not closely related to palms). Hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.