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Do Sabal Hybrids Happen Often In The Wild? Does Anyone Grow Sabal Hybrids?
Whenever I am somewhere where two Sabal species ranges intersect, I never seem to see any hybrids. For example, In South Carolina I will see Sabal palmetto with a bunch of Sabal minor at the base (and younger palmetto) but never see any hybrids. Do hybrids rarely happen? I would assume Sabals in habitats that intersected with one another would be a genetic mess, even though it is not really. Does anyone grow any Sabal hybrids or seen them happen? I am confused about the whole hybrid thing when it comes to palms. Sorry if this is a dumb question.
Encephalartos arenarius x woodii 7 years later
I was looking at the new flushes on my Encephalartos arenarius x woodii as they near there full size and realizing how much this cycad has grown since I planted it. I searched for photos of when I got the plant as a 15 gallon and found the one below pictured still in the pot. The photo was February 2011 and I planted it within weeks of the photo being taken. 7 years later one of the pups would dwarf the caudex of the original 15 gallon plant. The third pup is now flushing 5 leaves, while the larger pup has pushed somewhere in the high teens of new leaves. I'm optimistic that I'll actually live to see this be a large cycad at this rate. Chalk one up for hybrid vigor !
Cycad id please
Can someone please id the cycad pictured in the inset image below?
By Scott Cohen
I have 6 Macrozamia Macdonnelii seedlings available. $150ea + shipping.
Cycad seeds wanted
Looking for the following seeds:
zamia integrifolia (or whatever the correct species name is) ‘Palatka giant’
Let me know if you have seeds to sell. Thanks!