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Rio Biennial revisited

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Erasing the old SD cards last week I found some nice unpublished views taken in Rio 6 months ago. Please feel free to add comments and your own pictures taken during the event. We had a great time at the visits so let`s see those palms and friends again...

Welcome dinner: Brazil, Germany, Mexico and Cali-Florida:

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Good morning Barra da Tijuca:

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Leaving the Hotel Windsor and arriving at the Serra dos Órgaos National Park:

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Alberto, Liana and Nelly start at the trail:

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Euterpe edulis and Geonoma sp;

Kate, Craig and Ray moving along the trail:

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new red leaf au natural;

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Members resting and socializing;

Mexico, Sweden-Thailand, Brazil

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Serra dos Órgaos

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Everyone is tired on the bus back to the hotel...

Attendees looking much better after a shower on our way to the restaurant in the evening...

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Kim always did her best trying to figure out who was still missing on board.

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On the next morning everyone was in a great mood again, on our way to Hermínio`s nursery in Guaratiba:

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Arenga undulatifolia, at Hermínio`s;

Areca vestiaria grove

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Fabulous small Dypsis clump;

Jack el Hoagie hunting zebras on the opposite side:

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wow,that areca forest is stunning!

looks to me like kim missed her true calling as an airline stewardess :lol:

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Gileno,

Thanks for the memories. For me most good, but some very bad!

The pictures are great! :) It was a pleasure meeting both you and your wife! :)

kpl

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wow,that areca forest is stunning!

looks to me like kim missed her true calling as an airline stewardess :lol:

I'm not so sure, Kim looks like she's keeping everyone pretty happy. :D

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nice humorous comment,mr.searle. :mellow:

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nice humorous comment,mr.searle. :mellow:

I'm just basing my comment from the happy faces in the picture. :huh:

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Thanks, amigos. Here are a few more from Hermínio`s:

Licuala ramsayi;

lovely small Dypsis (feel free to ID all the palms, I can`t remember all the species now...);

Bo and Hermínio, with a special palm (Hydriastele?)

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Dypsis rivularis crown;

Jim Glock helping to ID the Copernicia (which one?)

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Licuala distans;

Al in Kona and the Chambeyronia;

The monumental Oenocarpus distichus in fruit, on the left (I was lucky to obtain many sprouts from these seeds that Hermínio gave me at the event):

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Kim and the Kentiopsis;

Ocean of Licuala grandis;

Sommieria elegans

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Dypsis pinnatifrons;

Jack and the Manicaria saccifera;

Salacca magnifica:

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Caryota obtusa canopy;

Toby found something special, Calyptrocalyx maybe...;

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View of the Nursery;

Hyphaene coriacea;

Johannesteijsmannia altifrons

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Gee, what are these 3 ???

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Corypha; Sommieria clump; Dypsis onilahensis in partial shade:

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Attaleas; the forest; the rare Zamia ulei:

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Dypsis decipiens; Dypsis sp "pink crownshaft"; Veitchias:

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Gileno,

Thanks for the additional photos! Really enjoyed them! :) Center photo in #26: Neoveitchia storckii.

Bo-Göran

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