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Wodyetia X Veitchia AKA Foxy Lady Seeds
Anyone has or know where I can get Wodyetia X Veitchia hybrid seeds ?
Please let me know.
Unknown palm ID's
Can anyone help me id's this palm.?Blue/green leaves and not armed so doesn't seem to be Butia or Jubaea or Mule palm. Anyone??
Trying to create an Albizia hybrid
I will be trying to create a hybrid of Albizia lebbeck x Albizia julbrissin. They are both the same species and I guess they have the same chromosomes, but that will be determined when Its done. I live in zone 7b so I'll just take the lebbeck outside during spring and summer. To ensure pollination is successful, I will hand pollinate the lebbeck with juli. and vice versa. I also know that these 2 species are very invasive in the US and I will eradicate if the hybridization is successful. If that goes as plan, I will try to hybridize Albizia coreana (syn kalkora, or vice versa) with an Albizia species that isn't invasive. Coreana is pretty hardy (to zone 5b to 6a) which is probably the most cold hardy albizia species. This will probably take me around I'd guess 2-3 years. Updates will be posted.
Hybrid palm in Hardee County , Florida
By Bill H2DB
Venerable old Hybrid , that luckily was spared when the Citrus Grove was expanded .
This had been a home site , and the palm was surrounded by Oaks .
I first saw this palm in about 1976 , so it has gone through a lot .
ButiaxSyag Hardee by Bill H, on Flickr
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and palms.
The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are benefitial phungi that infects and live in, on and outside the roots of lots if not most of plants. They help with the intake of water, phosphorus, specially where this nutrient exists in very low concentrations or not dissolved forms and also makes plants more resistant to some diseases. They arre ubiquitous establishing symbiosis with a large number of plants. Some genus are Glomus, Acaulospora, Scutellospora, Gigaspora, Entrophospora, etc with lots of different species also. Coconuts are an example of palms that can survive and thrive, in the poorest kind of soil that is beach sand, but only with the help of the invisible mycorrizal fungi. Without this phungi Cocos nucifera would die of hunger in a short time. I have seen other palms growing in very poor soil and conditions, like the Syagrus glaucescecens in the region of Diamantina. Healthy specimens growing on pure rock., maybe with one or another deeper taproot, but overall in my eyes a very ''poor location'' to grow a palm. In the La Campana Park in Chile we found a dwarfish Jubaea chilensis growing on and in rock. I cannot imagine how it could survive and produce so much biomass without apparent soil. I only can speculate it was helped by some specific mycorrizae.