“Porcupine” Palm

A specimen needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) is pictured above in a photograph taken by Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) at Harry P. Leu Gardens at the Florida Wildflower Symposium on September 26, 2015. Also known as porcupine palm, this slow-growing…

Citrus Camouflage

Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012) sent this photo of a well-camouflaged giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) chrysalis on his hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava herculis). Giant swallowtail butterflies complete 2 or 3 generations in Florida and in their 5 larval (caterpillar)…