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Castleton, St Mary Parish, Jamaica — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Greater Antilles of the West Indies)
 

Welcome to the Palmetum

 
 
Welcome to the Palmetum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 23, 2022
1. Welcome to the Palmetum Marker
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Welcome to the Palmetum
William Fawcett introduced 32 palm species into the Palmetum including the Royal Palm of Cuba, from which the Tainos used to make musical instruments. Today you can still see approximately 19 palm species: Maccafat, Ruffle Palm, Betel Nut Palm, Italian Cahoon, Talipot Palm, Hurricane Palm, Bottle Palm, Lady Finger Palm, Chinese Fan Palm, Thief Palm, Date Palm, Pinanga Palm, Solitaire Palm, Travellers Palm, Bull Thatch Palm, Fishtail Palm, Sago Palm and Ostrich Feather Palm. The Palmetum frames a radiant lawn area often used for formal function within the Garden.
 
Erected by US Agency for International Development (USAID).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 18° 10.316′ N, 76° 49.447′ W. Marker is in Castleton, St Mary Parish. Marker can be reached from Route A3, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castleton Botanical Formal Garden (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Castleton Botanic Gardens
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Castleton Botanical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castleton Botanical Gardens Story (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Castleton Botanical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Wag Water River Walk (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in St Andrew Parish); Bob Marley (approx. 17.6 kilometers away in St Andrew Parish). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castleton.
 
Welcome to the Palmetum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 23, 2022
2. Welcome to the Palmetum Marker
A large fan palm in the Palmetum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 23, 2022
3. A large fan palm in the Palmetum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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