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Gaston in Argentina

Hello to everybody.-

A new Butia specie of the complex Butia campicola was discovered by Dr. Noblick in Paraguay and a small area of N.W. argentina that is named Butia marmorii (or mormorii ) i saw years ago and bring some seeds which were germinated in my garden in Cordoba.-

Its a subterranean trunked palm, with narrow long leaflets, round fruits, multiple stemed.-

Here`s a picture about how look after 5 years.-

Note the narrow leaflets of the palm.-

butiamarmoriiandgastonkm5.jpg

The palm is now completely extint in Argentina but perhaps not in Paraguay grasslands.- In a 2007 with IPS member Rodney Anderson trip to the small place i just was able to watch only one of the 20`or 30`that were surviving in 2004.-

Less of a hundred seeds of the same harvest i sent to Hawaii, California and Europe years ago but at this momment i dont know if they have germinated or the plants are still alive.-

If not, my two plants would be the only into cultivation outside the few surviving in a small place in Paraguay.-

More info about this palms theres available online in:

http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Butia/campicola.html

Theres an excelent article about this palms in PALMS magazine 2 years ago.-

Best regards from the not stop to rain Cordoba, Argentina.-

Gaston Torres Vera

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canelgat

Hi Gaston, What about some pics of your two palms by now? Would be nice to see how is the grown from five years to now.

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Gaston in Argentina

Canelgat.

That`s how look the palm by this days.- The pics was taken some days ago.

It seems to be a slow growing palm under my climate and not sandy soil.-

Note the long soft leaves, i think they are simmilar to the Nigel Kembrey`s fabulous palm Butia lallementii but smaller, wich is pictured in:

http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Butia/lallementii.html

The genous Butia is a puzzle, theres many different stemless species, all differents.-

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Alberto

Holla Gaston!

Were it this palms that´´dissapeared´´and you only found holes?

BTW Did you see this topic?

http://palmtalk.org/cgi-bin....emantii

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Gaston in Argentina

Alberto

I was favorably impressed to know about this Butia specie lallemantii surfing in PACSOA website and reading the excelent article with photos by Nigel.

Sound a very interesting palm, simmilar but not the same then this mine pictured.

This mine come from seeds of the lost palms of N.W. Argentina extreme, limit with Paraguay and very near to Brazil.-

Certainly, in jannuary 2007 there was just holes in every spot where before there was this rare palm.-

After hours i just saw only one palm hidden into the grasses.-

Sad, sad, sad

I was guiding a IPS member arizonian friend to show the rare Butias, but,, nothing....

I know who was the person who dig them, and where most are yet located....

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Alberto

Gaston,do you have a seedling of the Butia microspadix seeds?

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