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Lytocaryum hoehnii and weddellianum
I went to the spring Palm Beach palm & cycad sale and one vendor had gorgeous Lytocaryum hoehnii in 3g pots. I'd never seen this species before. He also had Lytocaryum weddellianum in 1g pots. I've tried weddellianum before with dismal results and have since learned they have issues with my sweltering summers and prefer a more temperate climate. Still, I bit the bullet and grabbed one of each species. At home I repotted them and stashed them deep under canopy in my back yard jungle. So far, the hoehnii seems to be growing fine and looking good and may be a good candidate for my heat and humidity as long as it is kept in shade. The weddellianum is still alive and while it threatened a spear pull several months ago, is opening a new leaf. But it has scarcely grown since I bought it. I hope it can make it until cooler weather in late Oct. and be happier over winter. I don't think either species will accept my alkaline soil and will have to spend their lives in pots. Good thing they stay small. Yesterday I pulled them out of their shady canopies to take photos. These are for you, Pal Meir.
Lytocaryum hoehnii, Cape Coral, FL
Lytocaryum weddellianum, Cape Coral, FL
One of the larger Pinangas I've seen, I didn't know they got this thick or this tall.
Palms near Sao Paulo, Brazil
Went on a business trip to a very nice place near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some seeds made it back home, maybe you can help me ID the species:
The first one should be an Acrocomia. But maybe not aculeata. Not so spiny, no spines on the stems, and the seedlings without spines.
The second one is an Attalea. quite big seeds.
more photos soon
Pal Meir & Kai are a very bad influence.
10 Lyto's will be going in the ground this spring...
The Syagrus which wanted to be a Roystonea
This Syagrus from Brazil thought that he/she was tired already of being just a simple Syagrus and evolved into a Roystonea.
Credits to kelen (palmtalk) http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/13535-variedades-de-syagrus-romanzoffiana/
I also found this pic which I posted few years ago here in Palmtalk, within a field of the east coast of Spain. Those Syagrus look pretty cool too:
Those ones also have a bit of a Roystonea feeling, isn't it? Not sure how they look nowadays. But that Brazilian one (1st pic) is just epic !
Another Roystonea looking Syagrus. Add some green at the top of the trunk and it can perfectly pass as one.