Art of Palms

These are selected works by Miami-Dade students in grades 6-12 submitted as part of the 2005-06 Fairchild Challenge educational program for middle schools and high schools. Click on a thumbnail for a higher resolution image.



Acanthophoenix rubra
"Barbel palm"
Kamilah Acebal
St. Agnes Academy


Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
"Everglades palm," "Paurotis palm"
Olajawaun Gooch
South Miami Senior High School


Actinorhytis calapparia
"Calappa palm"
Gabriel Lopez
South Miami Middle School


Actinorhytis calapparia
"Calappa palm"
Amy Vilela
South Miami Middle School


Actinorhytis calapparia
"Calappa palm"
Matthew Crawford
South Miami Middle School


Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
LeeAnn Pinkcombe
Miami Killian High School


Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
Taemi Suh
Hammocks Middle School


Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
"Piccabeen palm"
Olivia Sanchez
St. Agnes Academy


Areca vestiaria
Gloria Hernando
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy


Attalea cohune
"Cohune palm"
Bryan Strongoli
Centennial Middle School


Bismarckia nobilis
"Bismarck palm"
"Maria Morales, Rachel Dominguez, Nicole Ynigo"
Miami Lakes Middle School


Bismarckia nobilis
"Bismarck palm"
Stephanie Diaz
Miami Lakes Middle School


Borassus flabellifer
"Lontar Palm," "Palmyra palm"
Isabel Betancourt
Miami Lakes Middle School


Brahea armata
"Blue hesper palm"
Luis Luaces
Glades Middle School


Chambeyronia macrocarpa
"Red feather palm"
Michelle Gomez
New World School of the Arts


Coccothrinax argentata
"Silver palm"
Nicole Cabral
South Miami Middle School


Coccothrinax crinita
"Old man palm," "Palma petate"
Liliana Octrodnik
Miami Sunset High School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Carolina buckler
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Elizabeth Reyes
Carrollton School of the Scared Heart


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Elissa von Walter
George W. Carver Middle School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Kevin Kha
Centennial Middle School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Alex Echarte
Ransom Everglades School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Sandy Erdmann
Coral Reef High School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Frantz Desir
Dr. Michael M. Krop High School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Charlotte Patterson
Gulliver Preparatory School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Maya Becker
George W. Carver Middle School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Marcielle Lamberty
Hammocks Middle School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Joanna Chan
Miami Killian High School


Cocos nucifera
"Coconut"
Monica Alarcon
Carrollton School of the Scared Heart


Cocos nucifera 'Red Spicata'
Jesse Clark
Robert Morgan Educational Center


Copernicia fallaensis
Christie Alfonso
Southwest Miami High School


Corypha umbraculifera
"Talipot palm"
Jamie Zabludowski
Gulliver Preparatory School


Cyrtostachys renda
"Lipstick palm," "Sealing wax palm"
Adalib Nunez
Miami Southridge High School


Cyrtostachys renda
"Lipstick palm," "Sealing wax palm"
Angelika Rodriguez
Miami Sunset High School


Dypsis cabadae
"Cabada palm"
Jennifer Navarro
Riviera Middle School


Dypsis cabadae
"Cabada palm"
Helen Su
Riviera Middle School


Dypsis lutescens
"Areca palm," "Butterfly Palm," "Lafahazo," "Lafaza," "Rehazo"
Dolores Sanchez
Carrollton School of the Scared Heart


Dypsis lutescens
"Areca palm," "Butterfly Palm," "Lafahazo," "Lafaza," "Rehazo"
Julia Gisenacher
Carrollton School of the Scared Heart


Geonoma sp.
Remy Bordas

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
"Bottle palm"
Michael McGregor
Ransom Everglades School


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
"Bottle palm"
Neenah Aquirre-Wong
Glades Middle School


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
"Bottle palm"
Olivia Oramus
Carrollton School of the Scared Heart


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
"Bottle palm"
Laura Garcia
Howard D. McMillan Middle School


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
"Bottle palm"
Christian Landa
George W. Carver Middle School


Hyphaene petersiana
"Vegetable ivory palm"
Sebastian Gomez
Coral Reef High School


Licuala grandis
"Vanuatu fan palm"
Kevin Pina
Westminster Christian School


Livistona chinensis
"Chinese fan palm"
Zoqueisha Clark
Miami Norland Senior High School


Livistona chinensis
"Chinese fan palm"
Zoqueisha Clark
Miami Norland Senior High School


Livistona chinensis
"Chinese fan palm"
Felix Silvagni
Ruth K. BroadBay Harbor Elementary School


Livistona mariae
"Central Australian fan palm"
Michelle Osorno
South Miami Senior High School


Livistona merrillii
Isabel Ortiz
Gulliver Preparatory School


Livistona sp.
Morgan Shay
Gulliver Preparatory School


Livistona sp.
Sandy Erdmann
Coral Reef High School


Phoenix canariensis
"Canary Island date palm"
Fannie Torres
South Miami Senior High School


Phoenix canariensis
"Canary Island date palm"
Jesus Martinez
Robert Morgan Educational Center


Phoenix dactylifera
"Date palm"
Elizabeth Yareida
Southwest Miami High School


Pritchardia munroi
Rebecca Dominguez
Southwest Miami High School


Pseudophoenix sargentii
"Buccaneer palm," "Sargent's cherry palm"
Arielle Trujillo
Miami Killian High School


Rhapis excelsa
"Bamboo palm," "Lady palm," "Miniature Fan Palm"
Megan Llerena
Miami Lakes Middle School


Rhapis excelsa
"Bamboo palm," "Lady palm," "Miniature Fan Palm"
Jonquetta Ellison
Centennial Middle School


Rhapis excelsa
"Bamboo palm," "Lady palm," "Miniature Fan Palm"
Marianna Yerak
St. Brendan High School


Rhopalostylis sapida
"Feather duster palm," "Nikau palm"
Wen-Ju Chien
MAST Academy


Rhopalostylis sapida
"Feather duster palm," "Nikau palm"
Bernardo Gasco

Roystonea oleracea
"Caribbean royal palm," "Venezuelan royal palm," "West Indian royal palm"
Kiarah DuBarry
Miami Killian High School


Roystonea regia
"Cuban royal palm," "Florida royal palm," "Royal palm"
Bruno Maggi
Doral Middle School


Roystonea regia
"Cuban royal palm," "Florida royal palm," "Royal palm"
Alexandra Fernandez
St. Brendan High School


Roystonea regia
"Cuban royal palm," "Florida royal palm," "Royal palm"
Ana Laura Martinez-Tapia
Southwest Miami High School


Sabal bermudana
"Bermuda fan palm"
Michelle Diaz
St. Brendan High School


Sabal maritima
Alex Ferrer
St. Brendan High School


Sabal palmetto
"Cabbage palm," "Palmetto palm"
Fatima Parpia
South Miami Middle School


Sabal palmetto
"Cabbage palm," "Palmetto palm"
Stephanie Aguilar
Hammocks Middle School


Salacca wallichiana
Gabriella Fernandez
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy


Serenoa repens
"Saw palmetto"
Timmy Gomez
Riviera Middle School


Serenoa repens
"Saw palmetto"
Alexandra Freud
Ransom Everglades School


Solfia samoensis
Alexi Bordas

Syagrus romanzoffiana
"Queen palm"
Luis Rodriguez
Miami Lakes Middle School


Syagrus romanzoffiana
"Queen palm"
Lizzy Newberry
Cushman School


Syagrus romanzoffiana
"Queen palm"
Judy Elkins
Miami Sunset High School


Thrinax morrisii
"Brittle thatch palm," "Key thatch palm"
Paul Davey
Miami Norland Senior High School