Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:33 AM
I'm probably mistaken but I think that uresana was one that started out very silver and "turned" green as it aged. I have grown sdlgs from that palm, they do start out extremely glaucous, no way to mix them up with any other in the genus, truly distinctive. But once they go palmate they turn green until they get older. I think that is what the nice specimen at Leu did, Eric ??? Also the very large specimen residing locally at the Smith's in Maitland, I believe Gordon told me it was very silver until around 20 yrs age or so, then began to change. This probably an inherited trait, not something forced by climate. Has anyone seen very large silver uresana that retained their color? And where?
PS - luv the armata, have one in 15g pot, will plant someday. Holds a half dozen good leaves at a time. Does anyone know if that one is still going in Daytona Bch.? It was planted in the lot of a fast food joint (Checkers?), somehow it was mixed up in a delivery w/ about 10 Washingtonia but they installed it anyway. This at least a decade ago if not longer.