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#1 trioderob

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

traveled to find, see , photograph or study your favorite species ?............... :blink:


tell us where you went and why.....



Edited by trioderob, 12 March 2012 - 08:06 PM.

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#2 Jastin

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

I've been to so many countries that us palm peeps would go crazy over, the only problem is that I wasn't into palms at the time! So after I got into it probably 7 miles from my house-Marty's house. I would feel too selfish if left my wife at home with the kids while I took a trip to look at palms.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

Ahhhh, Chris Farley......those were the days!

Edited by Jastin, 12 March 2012 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

I was checking out some coccothrinax in riviera maya....but that's not why I went there Posted Image
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

I've always loved palms but the addiction went off the charts after my trip last summer to French Polynesia.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:53 AM

30 days in Madagascar, do I need to say more?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

I went to Budgewoi to see the 2 headed bangalow.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

30 days in Madagascar, do I need to say more?


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

Two trips (7weeks total) to Madagascar. Dosen't get much better than that. And to many high rainfall, very tropical places on the island. Dypsis, Ravenea, Orania heaven!!!

Many trips to Costa Rica as well, and if your there strictly spending time in the bush, the wealth of palms are can be tremendous. The Chamaedoreas, Geonoma's, Welfia, etc. are absolutely beautiful.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

Seems kind of sad in hindsight, since I was only recently bit by the palm bug, but for geology field trips I've been to a number of places.

Gulf and Atlantic Coast Florida
Delta country Louisiana
Gulf Coast Texas
South California
The Turks & Caicos Islands
Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef and North Australia

At least I have plenty of pictures to go back through looking for palms. If I find a few I'll post 'em.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

Kind of hard to choose. Some of the below was specifically to see palms in conjunction with other stuff, some were for other reasons but palms happened to be there

  • Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur to see some gorgeous Joeys
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens to see some flowering Coryphas and many, many, more
  • Nong Nooch Gardens to see darn near everything
  • Rainforest near Phuket to see grove of Kerriodoxas
  • Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago to see dozens of mature Jubaeas
  • Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with more Jubaeas
  • Rainforest in Iquitos to see all sorts of palms, including many cool stilt-root varieties
  • Quito with many mature Ceroxylons and Parajubaeas
  • Okavango Delta with numerous fan palms (admittedly, this was for the animals, not the plants)
  • Botanic Garden in Buenos Aires with many fine varieties of temperate and subtropical palms
  • Iguazu Falls had all sorts of palms, including many Syagrus species
  • Pantanal in SW Brazil had many tropical palms, albeit different from true rainforest varieties
  • Botanic Garden in Rio de Janeiro for all sorts of tropical palms
  • Lord Howe Island for the Howeas, Hedyscepes, and Lepidorachis
  • Kuranda in Australia for the Archontophoenix and Calamus species
  • Daintree Rainforest in Australia was absolutely covered in Licuala ramsayii
  • Tambopata Reserve in SE Peru had a great variety of palms, including really impressive Mauritia palms
  • All over Madagascar, including Tsingy area, Perinet, Route 7 from Tana to Toliara, and Fort Dauphin
  • This summer we're due to see all the palms at Bogor Botanic Garden and other places around Java, Bali, Komodo, and Borneo

Of these, none really stand above the rest. Nong Nooch is most "dense" but of course it's all cultivated palms. Lord Howe is the most gorgeous, and I guess Nong Nooch and Lord Howe are the most likely to make you say "wow."

Anyway, that's my two cents.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

hey folks

thanks for taking the time to post about your trips !

its interesting..............
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

Gary's place . . . .
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Well trachycarpus takil in Kalamuni, India. Been there twice now. Awesome area!

And Cuba, Venezuela, Borneo. Well so many awesome places I have been on this awesome planet!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:37 AM

I visited the Jubeaopsis sites on the Mtentu and Mkambati rivers in 1986 and 1991 -----

this was pretty exciting only Jubeaopsis and P. reclinata in that part of Africa --- Stangeria was present in the understorry of the palms -- they were growing on the side of a steep cliffs. the other close experience was to see the P. zunkha in Bolivia in 1997 -- such a long hot drive to Vallegrande much like the drive from Durban to the Transkei.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

you could just look in the travel section of palmtalk. :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

To see palms? Thailand for palm shopping. But just to see a single palm species in habitat?

Hmmmm Joshua tree park to see the wild W. filifera. I was staying in Palm Springs with a very old friend living there and made the trip just to see these palms.

Lovely hike, it was also wild flower season so extraordinarily interesting some areas just carpeted with colour and interesting plants, puts any garden in Palm Springs to shame. Just as fantastic as the palms are the tall skinny ocotillo with their shiny waxy scarlet flowers. How I would love to live in that climate.

I always come over all Neanderthal when in places like that eyes darting for suitable sleeping places and food possibilities, comes from being brought up free-range.

I usually visit places for the whole flora and fauna and cultural thing not just a single species of plant.

Most exotic perhaps at the time was the Gambia to visit as I soon found out the rather overly aggressive but exciting and fascinating chimps living on islands in the River Gambia. The whole trip was more or less packed with the same primitive edge as the country had a successful coup d'état while I was up river, on my return all the accommodation what there was of it was full of overcharged testosterone loaded rebels throwing furniture into fires, looting and drinking everything in site and shooting wildly into the night, after night after night all that ammo no one left to kill. I adopted the missionary pose hoping I wouldn't be noticed. Protected by the good old catholic church missionaries very decent of them I must say, needless to say I took to the cassoc like a duck to water.

Asia isnt exotic as I live here a lot of the time but it was at first hugely.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

Kind of hard to choose. Some of the below was specifically to see palms in conjunction with other stuff, some were for other reasons but palms happened to be there

  • Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur to see some gorgeous Joeys
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens to see some flowering Coryphas and many, many, more
  • Nong Nooch Gardens to see darn near everything
  • Rainforest near Phuket to see grove of Kerriodoxas
  • Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago to see dozens of mature Jubaeas
  • Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with more Jubaeas
  • Rainforest in Iquitos to see all sorts of palms, including many cool stilt-root varieties
  • Quito with many mature Ceroxylons and Parajubaeas
  • Okavango Delta with numerous fan palms (admittedly, this was for the animals, not the plants)
  • Botanic Garden in Buenos Aires with many fine varieties of temperate and subtropical palms
  • Iguazu Falls had all sorts of palms, including many Syagrus species
  • Pantanal in SW Brazil had many tropical palms, albeit different from true rainforest varieties
  • Botanic Garden in Rio de Janeiro for all sorts of tropical palms
  • Lord Howe Island for the Howeas, Hedyscepes, and Lepidorachis
  • Kuranda in Australia for the Archontophoenix and Calamus species
  • Daintree Rainforest in Australia was absolutely covered in Licuala ramsayii
  • Tambopata Reserve in SE Peru had a great variety of palms, including really impressive Mauritia palms
  • All over Madagascar, including Tsingy area, Perinet, Route 7 from Tana to Toliara, and Fort Dauphin
  • This summer we're due to see all the palms at Bogor Botanic Garden and other places around Java, Bali, Komodo, and Borneo

Of these, none really stand above the rest. Nong Nooch is most "dense" but of course it's all cultivated palms. Lord Howe is the most gorgeous, and I guess Nong Nooch and Lord Howe are the most likely to make you say "wow."

Anyway, that's my two cents.

Are you stating that you saw Jubaeas growing on Easter Island? Any pics? I "Googled" for some, but could only find the links about Paschalococos disperta, it's relationship to Jubaea, and how the islanders (or rats) led to it's demise. Cocos does grow there, but I know of no region on earth where Cocos and Jubaea grow happily together (maybe in Hawaii?).

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

Here's a picture from the airport in Hanga Roa:

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

2006- Seychelles.

I brought back 3 "viable" double c's that did NOT germinate.

2008- Cairns, Australia. I love the tropical north !

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Floribunda has it all for me and it's right down the streetPosted Image
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

Here's a picture from the airport in Hanga Roa:

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Thanks Justin, at least I know now that it's possible. So much for "Googling". I wonder if there are any larger Jubaeas there? Maybe I'll have to go there myself to answer that question.

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