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Fresh Lytocaryum weddellianum pollen
I have some very fresh Lytocaryum weddellianum pollen. The infloresence popped last night and I left only the female flowers on it. The male flowers can go to whoever wants to give hybridizing a try.
All I ask in return is some of the produced seeds if pollination is succesfull.
Wanted: cocosoid pollen
I have a Syagrus weddelliana producing inflorescenses and after succesfully pollinating it with its own pollen, I want to try something else. I wish to pollinate its next inflorescense with Butia, Syagrus or maybe even Parajubaea pollen. Any suggestions are welcome of course. The only problem is that I don't live in the tropics and acquiring pollen seems to have become some sort of begging game. Up untill now without any succes I'm affraid.
So I was hoping someone here on palmtalk recognizes my struggle and is willing to help me out with a baggy containing some special pollen. I estimate that the next inflorescense will be opening in a month from now.
My gratitude would flow through the universe for eternity.
By Desert DAC
Am I correct on the ID - Butia capitata? If not, any ideas on what palm is it?
The photo is from tonight, and we've had a mild winter. I've eyed these small feather palms for at least a decade, at a restaurant in Las Cruces NM. This palm is 8 ft tall x 8-10' wide, on a west face, and the site is about 4100' elevation, 32N latitude, arid, and the soils are gravelly sand. Drip irrigation is evident in this landscape. There are a few more of the same palms in the same area, but those are about 1/2 the size of this one.
There are a few Phoenix canariensis and P. dactylifera or sylvestris in town, at least warmer areas. The fronds look more curved than those, to me.
Phoenix and butia after winter
So I went for a drive to the south coast to look at the maturing Phoenix and Butia there.
Despite being a bit windswept in places they are looking quite good. Butia seeding quite heavily (tried to germinate before but no success) Phoenix have produced lots of seed too which I've collected as should provide quite cold hardy seedlings.
First post & butia ID request
First post on this site but I have been lurking / reading for a while.
Our house came with a pindo palm that is quite large, especially in terms of trunk diameter. May be the typical odorata but other pindo's in this area (zone 8) are usually much smaller. With all of the uncertainty regarding ID of these palms I am curious if it might be some other species.
I can't figure out how to rotate the photo when posting, the original file is portrait oriented.
US size 12 boot for scale. The trunk is over 2' in diameter.
Seeds average about 3/4", some are spherical and some elongated.
Close up of new leaves:
Thanks in advance,