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Tomsky

Many years ago I bought at a Northern Cal Palm Society auction a T. schizophylla. It probably was from Dick. I'm not sure of the difference between T. schizophylla and T. campestris. The crown does split and now it has three district stems. This is a photo from a couple of years ago.

Jack

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edbrown_III

Charles, Alberto, Dick , Kathryn, Jack, Ghar, Phil, et others,

I am enjoying the photos and the commentary. It is one of the few palms that endures all winters here in North Florida

There a few around here in Florida

Fla Comm. College at Jacksonville has 3 or so about meter and 1/2 tall. These survived 89' 16F without issue.

I have one that seeds regulatry same size I will post some photos soon ... it took 89 freeze without issue.

A few small T. campestris -- I got the seeds from Gaston about a decade ago reall small

Theres a fellow in central FL-- Real nice guy named Bud I cant remember his last name He had one about the size of the Oakland Arboreteum speciemen --- this was about 10 years ago when the Central FL meeting was.

Merrill had a huge T. acantrocoma/bras -- over 4 meters tall--- it died tho but there are some photos around-- this was the largest one I have seen in the US. It took all the winters 83, 85, 89-- I guess it saw minimus of 10F or lower. 1985 had gale force winds associated with these low temps so it saw lower than 10F .

I will go out in garden and get a few photos

Best wishes to all,

Ed Brown

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edbrown_III

Heres the photo at my house

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edbrown_III

another view

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edbrown_III

anoterh view again

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edbrown_III

flowers

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PalmGuyWC

Ed,

Those are great shots of your T. acanthocoma. The Trithrinax have some of the most beautiful flowers of the palms and they are so fragrant. Mine are covered with honey bees during the short time they flower. I'm always surprised how fast the flowers appear. One day you see a bract or spath appearing and two or three days later the flowers have burst forth. Most years I have a bumper crop of seeds on my T. acanthocoma's, but this spring not one of them bloomed. I guess they are taking a rest.

All of my palms bloom in the spring or summer except for T. campestris which blooms in late October or November. It's kind of strange because that's the only palm I have that does that.

Dick

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Tomsky

Here's Trithrinax acanthocoma in fruit. Even though it looks tempting, they're not edible.

Jack

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edbrown_III

Good to hear from you Dick,

The flowers look good coming and going. Even the spath is interesting. Mine get full of bumble bees as well as other insects.

Jack, the fruit is pretty mine obviously didnt set many seeds this year.

Here in North Florida we get droughts in spring. The palms foliage gets greyish green very-- prettty.

Best wishe,s

Ed

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