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#1 Luisd

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

Last weekend I have been to Cabo de Gata, in the SE of Spain. This area is of volcanic origin and the climate is some desertic, is one of the most dry areas in Europe. Few trees grow here, only some carot, date palms, olives...planted by man. Chamaerops humilis grow in all the park, abundant in some areas .If receives little water, they looks healthy (volcanic soil has all a plant need for grow happy)

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a palm date groove. There are some wild Agaves :

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The coast is very impressive, dark spots of the seabed are grassland of Posidonia oceanica

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#2 Luisd

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:39 AM

There are some Chamaerops with wax on their leaves (like a var. cerifera) perhaps for prevent dehydration. They were also very differents in form in some zones.

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one of my favorites

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a dwarf blue

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#3 Luisd

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:50 AM

This is the common green form:

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in some deeper soils the growth is better( this is some silver)

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Silver and green

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various types o leaf

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:02 AM

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lonely mature female, with seeds

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Other with seeds, bitten by rats

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:03 AM

green and dwarf (seems a young trachy wagnerianus)



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other tiny

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palmito with petticoat
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#6 Patricia-CR

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

¡Gracias, Luis! ¡Qué belleza de lugar! Se vé lo árido que es. Tiene un panorama precioso.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

This is an amazing zone, maybe 10b.
Every year i visit Almeria, Aguilas, Valencia, twice.
That's a dream to live overthere!
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#8 Nigel

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:52 AM

Fabulous pics, the small one you say looks like wagnerianus reminds strongly of Chamaerops humilis vulcano.
The silver ones I saw before in cultivation in Spain, different to cerifera being bigger and stronger growing with less wax and is probably the most beautiful form of them all.
You have some wonderful forms to cultivate there.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:08 PM

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.
The wife and I have a PRE-revised Andalucian stallion (horse) so of course we hope to visit there soon.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:31 AM

All I can see is " A Frozen Frog" ???????

Regards Andy
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