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Rare Beauty In The Marcus Garden

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Geonoma sp which is variable and may have a different name now, im sure it was once Geonoma macrostachya which has large upright near black entire leaves, a truly amazing palm.

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I heard it referred to as G. "chocolata," but I have to believe that is not a valid name - but should be because it would certainly be easy to remember. But you are right - it climbed right to the top of my wish list.

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Ive seen a few of these at a friends in Oz Dean and he sold me a seedling as macrostachya, he collected the seed many years ago and said when he took a pic when it was in the dark forrest the pic didnt work, he called it a "stealth palm' and laughed. When i google Geonoma macrostachya and hit images there is a pic of a lady standing near a "huge one and its near black. and has vertical entire leaves..Pete :)

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would this not be G. atrovirens? especially as it has been referred to as chocolata. It comes from the Chocó area in columbia so maybe this is just a glorified name given to it?

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sorry pete, just remembered your atrovirens post from dec and noticed you mentioned it as chocolata in the marcus garden.


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This is now Geonoma atrovirens, Yes Harry I should have added on here when Arden got the news. :)

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