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Jeff Searle

Michael,

     Great pictures and I hope you have some more. It's too bad more identifications were not kept better on the palms. But, I see that alot at other gardens as well. The Calypt. mich. is beautiful, one of my favorites. My friend just last week told me he had 4 nice seeds on his plant. Thanks for sharing.

     And most "yanks" do not feel like Palmot. about eating all kinds of exotic birds. He's from Texas. :D

Jeff

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Licuala lauterbachii var. bouganvillense , what a mouthfull , and what a nice palm . This one has the terminal leaflet a bit broader than the others .

A few nice mature ones still in giant tubs . Harvested seeds and several fresh infloresences emerging now

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Areca guppyana , has stilt roots , just love those stilts . Going to plant mine teetering on the edge of a steep bank .

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Here is a close up of the large entire leaf Licuala .

Its only after I was looking for my picture of Cassowary droppings I noticed the resemblence to Lic. ramsayii .. I had taken dozens of pictures up in the Daintree of this sp.  ??? will have to wait for the 'experts' to have a look at it in the flesh .

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palmtreesforpleasure

Hi Michael

The Licuala picture you took that you where not sure about is a Licuala romberg,  took pictures myself of it last year, the Cassowary followed me around the whole time i was there, it acted like a pet. A beautiful bird, lets hope  they can breed themselves back from extinction in the area.

Keep Mikey under control if you can :-), sounds like you 2 together would get lost for hours discussing palms

keep well

Colin

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Gbarce

Love  this thread Mike.  Hope there is a lot more.

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There are many Cycads in Heinzs collection , this Zamia splendens female cones twist around inside the pot . This is normal as I have seen them somewhere else doing the same thing . I have been trying to get pollen as I know of many females in desperate need of pollination !  :laugh:

This is not a common species and is very attractive .

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This little Lepidozamia hopei only has a 1m trunk so is a youngster compared with some local ones that have massive 10m trunks . The cones on these are big and chunky .

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Don't worry , be happy  :D  there will be lots more as its only a few minutes down the road to this nursery and I will be going back again and again .

Here is a new infloresence on the Licuala lauterbachii var. bouganvillense , next to the seeds . A little fog on the lens sorry .

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A big clump of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is flowering and some seeds set . I have always liked this palm after seeing a superb clump growing in a lake at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens . I might be able to provide enough water for one to thrive  :;): .

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Have to sneak in as many Aroids as I can  :D

This is a Philo. melinonii that has climbed up a short stump. One of the larger growing climbers . The trunk is very thick and covered in fibrous remains of cataphyls and leaves.

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Paid another visit after work today . It has been a marvelous sunny weekend and what better way to finish it off than a stroll around an established garden of palms & cycads .

We looked at some potted Ceratozamia keusteriana , and then had to go over and see the 'keeper' .

Its in a monster tub and coning ..maybe a boy .

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Licuala elegans growing in full sun  :cool:

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LIcuala ramsayi also in full sun . These are planted in what looks like fine sand dug out of creeks flowing through the property . They are within view of the house .

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Borassodendron machadonis  , I cut my finger very badly on a much larger one at Whyanbeel .

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LOts of very large Cycads also in this area . hERE A TALL Cycas media flushing , Heinz is checking for the damn little beetle that makes a mess of the soft leaves unless squashed . He has a few bee hives so does not spray much .

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This could be Anthurium papillilaminum .

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Thanks for the pictures Michael. That entire leaf formed ramsayi is intriguing. I wonder if this isn't a completely new species that's been missed by botanists. Do you know if the seeds reproduce identical plants to the parents?

It's a pity about the cassowaries becoming extinct. It shouldn't happen in our country. Australia should know better. Inexcusable.

Great pics.

regards

Tyrone

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Very colourful Cryptanthus hybrid ,, maybe Carnival de Rio .. always liked these easy to grow Bromeliads . They thrive planted out in shaded spots and make an awesome groundcover .

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This unusual epiphyte may be a Freycinetia .. it is a type of Pandanus , and several spp. grow up here .

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Here it is again several meters up this tree .

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ariscott

(aussiearoids @ Mar. 21 2008,16:49)

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A big clump of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is flowering and some seeds set . I have always liked this palm after seeing a superb clump growing in a lake at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens . I might be able to provide enough water for one to thrive  :;): .

It is amazing how green those palms are... There is a nice clump near work before they decided to prune it and made it look awful!! And they were almost blue/silver/grey... or whatever you call that colour. I wished I had taken photos before they decide to cut them all down but a few...  :angry: . Some people are just way too dumb!!

Regards, Ari :)

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Poor Zamia roezlii growing in full sun ,, luckily this flush has only milder fall sunlight to put up with .

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Double header Zamia neurophyllidia male coning like crazy .. better save some of that pollen as I know I have 2 girls .

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Native Cymbidium orchids set tons of seed and self sow on suitable surfaces . Here a nice little seedling on a tree fern trunk . Mate who de-nuts coconuts finds them up in the crown all the time .

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