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View Poll Results: What would Miami be classified as
Subtropical 5 29.41%
Tropical 12 70.59%
Other 0 0%
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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There are royal poincianas in Southern California, as well as coconuts (maybe 10 in all SoCal, newport palm is healthy), but that doesnt make us a tropical climate.
Newport Palm healthy?? hahaha



it's 30 years old too
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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22C+ requirement excludes coastal Vietnam north of 15N, coastal north Queensland at 16N, Veracruz, and the windward coasts of Hawaii.
yep and they should be
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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yep and they should be
So the Daintree Rainforest is not tropical? or the Hawaiian rainforests? What is temperate about these places lol

Ultratropical fruits like durian, mangosteen, and rambutan (native to equatorial Indomalaya) are grown commercially around Cairns, Queensland (16S). Breadfruit (doesn't like temps below 10C) grows everywhere in Hawaii. So only places like Singapore and the Amazon are tropical...

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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So the Daintree Rainforest is not tropical? or the Hawaiian rainforests? What is temperate about these places lol

Ultratropical fruits like durian, mangosteen, and rambutan (native to equatorial Indomalaya) are grown commercially around Cairns, Queensland (16N). Breadfruit (doesn't like temps below 10C) grows everywhere in Hawaii. So only places like Singapore and the Amazon are tropical...
16S, not N
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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16S, not N
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Coconut trees grow just fine in coastal southeast Queensland around Brisbane and that area is not tropical.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Coconut trees grow just fine in coastal southeast Queensland around Brisbane and that area is not tropical.

True enough. But what I find more interesting is how Brisbane has the same temps in July that Orlando has in January, but the flora looks more tropical than Orlando (good old arctic fronts take care of that).

Miami would feel more tropical than Brisbane though as the avg temps are quite a bit cooler.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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True enough. But what I find more interesting is how Brisbane has the same temps in July that Orlando has in January, but the flora looks more tropical than Orlando (good old arctic fronts take care of that).

Miami would feel more tropical than Brisbane though as the avg temps are quite a bit cooler.
You mean warmer?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Coconut trees grow just fine in coastal southeast Queensland around Brisbane and that area is not tropical.
Same in Cocoa Beach
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Coconuts will usually grow in places with winter mean temps above +/- 60F if the absolute minimum temps are not too cold (28-32F is the lower limit...though freezes cannot occur every year) and if there is not a long stretch of time with daytime highs below about 70F
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