Closest I can grow to coryphia.

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I’m still not sure if this is sabal causiarum or domingensis. There seems to be some confusion on which one has liguels. But none the less I love this huge Sabal. It’s finally going vertical after walking about 5 feet from its original planting spot. I planted it 7 years ago for my son (the monkey in it). It’s been a blast watching them both grow. Today he said “ I want to climb my palm” so up he went. 

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Nice  Sabal causiarum  :wub:

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Jastin sent me that picture.   Holy crap man!!!  Insane!!!  :yay:

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26 minutes ago, Moose said:

Nice  Sabal causiarum  :wub:

How can you tell? It’s never even tried to flower so I can’t use that. You guys see way more Sabals than we do so I would really appreciate your input. 

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prominant ligule  remnants suggest  S. causiarum ------ not as pronounced in  S. domingensis -----  If the seeds are huge and pear shaped than its S. domingensis .     S. causiarum has venation on leaf undersides 

 

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Wow Steve, that's s monster. (Having raised two sons, I can say that he'll ultimately be well worth the effort!) Seriously, they both look happy & well grown.. That palm is huge!

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Now I need one! :yay:

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39 minutes ago, Missi said:

Now I need one! :yay:

Son or Sabal?:P

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12 hours ago, Stevetoad said:

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Beautiful and well taken care off,I meant the Giant palm..:drool::yay: And Great to see kids taking time to play in that palm garden.Nice Visual.

 

Love,

Kris.

 

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3 orders of branching on inflorescence and small round 7-10mm fruits and its a causiarum according to Scott Zona's monograph.  Great looking palm!.  Look at the trunk on that fatty!  I'd guess causiarum on that trunk thickness.  I know its subjective, but the causiarum are supposed to have somewhat heavier petioles and thicker trunks.

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Beautiful! How much has it grown in the last 7 years? 

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7 hours ago, Monòver said:

Son or Sabal?:P

OMG! :blink: SABAL CAUSIARUM!! :floor: It's the CHILDFREE life for this gal! ^_^ If I had a kid it'd take time and attention away from my animals and plants and we can't have that, now can we! :crying::lol:

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PS, I ordered 2 nice size S. causiarum seedlings this afternoon shortly after I saw this thread. :wub:

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19 hours ago, Stevetoad said:

How can you tell? It’s never even tried to flower so I can’t use that. You guys see way more Sabals than we do so I would really appreciate your input. 

Tom is correct about how to truly ID this palm. I have Sabal dominguensis growing here in the Moose Land with 4 ranks of branching. I based my ID on the girth of your trunk. Growing in Florida, fertilized, heavily mulched, averaging 58 inches of rain per year, it ain't nearly as fat as yours. Yours has to be S causiarum, or a mutant Sabal from Hell. :evil:

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14 hours ago, Moose said:

Tom is correct about how to truly ID this palm. I have Sabal dominguensis growing here in the Moose Land with 4 ranks of branching. I based my ID on the girth of your trunk. Growing in Florida, fertilized, heavily mulched, averaging 58 inches of rain per year, it ain't nearly as fat as yours. Yours has to be S causiarum, or a mutant Sabal from Hell. :evil:

thank you! It could be the mutant from hell as it has destroyed one wall already. One day it will flower and I will know for sure but I sure you guys are right and it is causiarum.  

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20 hours ago, chad2468emr said:

Beautiful! How much has it grown in the last 7 years? 

This much. It was a 15 gallon when I planted it. 

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Happy Sabal......well grown!

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Wow! That is absolutely amazing that it grew that much. Very interesting! 

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I had what I thought was domingensis(nursery ID), and I thought that until the trunk started to thicken massively to 40"+ at the base with only 2-3' of trunk.  The next year it set seed and the orders of branching at 3 and fruit size(7-10mm round) gave the definitive ID as causiarum.   

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Posted (edited)

Just wanted to add that this thread inspired me to start growing both s. causarium and c. umbraculifera. I’ve got some causarium seeds on the way via mail and an umbraculifera seedling as well. It’ll be a long time before I’ve got anything impressive, but I’m looking forward to watching them both grow! 

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