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Cycas panzhihuaensis sometimes appears blue and sometimes green.  Are there two varieties?  Do they get bluer with age and size?

Any pictures?  Post em!

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LJG

I have no idea so I cannot help with that. I just wanted to say that the nicest ones I have seen are the ones the Ironmongers have being field grown if you are looking for large ones.

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Cycadcenter

Glen,

It seems to be environmental.  I have seen plants from the same seed lot grown here in Fallbrrok and in Florida and the ones grown under tropical conditions appear to be much bluer.   I have also grown seedlings from these blue Florida plants here and they are not blue.

Most of my colony appear to be a steely grey color with an odd bluish plant.  I'm currently growing seedlings from my own plants both here and in a Queensland which is much more tropical so I will see the difference climate with seedlings off the same mother plant.

Bruce

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Neofolis

Mine have always seemed very green.  They are very young only fifteen months from seed, but they are in my polytunnel, which is fairly tropical, although maybe slightly lower humidity than many tropical climates.

These pictures are from the end of February.

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Two of the leaves in the first picture had not long emerged and appear a slightly lighter green.  This seems to be the case whenever new leaves are produced that they come through light green then darken over the space of a few weeks, but always green, not even a hint of blue.

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Kris

Dear Friends  :)

here is mine,but are they of the same species in discussion..?

thanks & love,

Kris  :)

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Kris

An arieal shot of the same cycas but in a new pot !

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Cycadcenter

Here are a couple of photos of out field grown panzhihuaensis in full sun conditions.

DSCN6486.jpg

OZ42007113.jpg

Neofolis and Kris,

You photos don't look like any panzhihuaensis I've seen before, the leaflets look too wide and green.

Hope this helps

Bruce

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Kris

Dear Bruce  :)

thanks for those lovely stills...and those cycas in your stills are breathtakingly fentastic ! :)  and how old is it ?

love,

Kris  :)

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Cycadcenter

Kris,

The seed was germinated in 1997 and field planted in 2000.  the first male plants started coning in 2005 and females in 2006.  

Our growth is a lot slower than those grown in Florida or a tropical climate but our plants seem to have more substance and hardier than the tropical grown ones.

Bruce

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Kris

Dear Bruce  :)

thanks for your time. :)

lots of love,

Kris  :)

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ghar41

(Cycadcenter @ Mar. 11 2008,11:50)

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Here are a couple of photos of out field grown panzhihuaensis in full sun conditions.

DSCN6486.jpg

OZ42007113.jpg

Neofolis and Kris,

You photos don't look like any panzhihuaensis I've seen before, the leaflets look too wide and green.

Hope this helps

Bruce

These are some of the better photos that Ive seen, thanks.  Thing is, like so many palms and cycads, pictures really don't tell much of the story.

In pics, they appear very similar to C revoluta, which they are, but when viewed they are unique and appear much different than revoluta.

The leaf color is unique to this species.

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Cycadcenter

Thanks,

One of the characteristic noted is that the leaves have a half twist to them.  

The seeds are also smaller than a revoluta and nearly round.

Bruce

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