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Where Are Phoenix canariensis Most Northern(ly) Found?
Where is the Phoenix canariensis most northern(ly) found in the USA? I saw some in Charleston, S.C. and that is as far north (on the east coast) I have evern seen them, what about the west coast? And has anyone ever seen one more north than Charleston on the east coast? I have been wondering where these things start to come up.
Dwarf Canary Island Date Palm at the Koreshan
By Loxahatchee Adam
I was at the Koreshan State Historic Site this past weekend and came across this:
5 months after the red weevil
This canariensis had a big red weevil infection.
Every leaves was eaten and part of the trunk.
I cut every leaves and i was cleaning the hole on the trunk. It was full of fat baby weevils.
I was macking two treatments with insecticide and 5 months after, here is the result.
This palm is sixty km inland. In a very dry place.
It don't has extra irrigation and the miniums this winter, arrives at -7°.
This is a survivor!
Neumatophores in Phoenix canariensis
In the North of Gran Canaria, (Canary Islands, Spain) we have discovered some fossils structure of Phoenix canariensis palm. Attached a sample of part of this fossil.
We have found some structures, similar to pneumatophores, and therefore, we need to document about the anatomy and ecophysiology of pneumatophores in Phoenix canariensis. We are looking for information about Phoenix canariensis palm trees growing in waterlogged sites and in ponds or lakes.
We know that the Canarian palm may have occupied a large belt overall the
Western Canary Island before the European conquest and before groundwater pumping started;
Can anyone help us?
Thank you so much
Pedro A. Sosa
Lethal Yellowing in Hawaii?
We were watching "Hawaii Five-O" tonight and early in the show Danny was outside some hotel area and the Phoenix canariensis shown in the background had very yellow lower fronds in the canopy. Was this likely lethal yellowing? I'm so use to seeing beautiful lush palm trees on TV shows and movies this was really jarring.