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MattyB

Not Livistona.

Not Copernicia but Gene is in the right area of the world. That's your first hint.

I'll give credit for Genus only on this one because there's no way to differentiate between species at this young age. As far as I know.

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PatientPalms

I think it looks like a Pseudophoenix sp.

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MattyB

No William, not Pseudophoenix.

The seed is a bit smaller than what you guys are seeing I think. It's only about 1/4" in diameter at the most.

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Pivi

coccothrinax?

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John in Andalucia

Wild guess based on the color of the seed, and the fact that it looked smooth and round - Ceroxylon?

On second thoughts - oh, it's a tiny seed! Not Ceroxylon then.

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PatientPalms

i second the coccothrinax if its that small

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MattyB

Pivi gets it!!!!! Coccothrinax !!! Probably C. barbadensis or at least in that complex.

Congrats Pivi!! :) What do you have for us?

Here's a shot of the mother plant growing on the North Shore of Oahu. I harvested the seeds that had collected in some mongoose holes in the grass below

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Pivi

Thanks Matty! Nice palm!

Ok, here it goes!

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Edited by Pivi

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MattyB

Here's a blow up. Man, this is a hard one. No clues.

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MattyB

I'll say Trithrinax brasiliensis.

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Pivi

no.

ok, native habitat is mexico and guatemala

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PatientPalms

Brahea sp.

maybe natida? (common name : Guatemala rock palm)

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Walter John

Chamaedorea metallica

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MattyB

Sabal mauritiaformis?

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Pivi

William got it!

It's brahea nitida! Nice work William B)

Your turn!

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PatientPalms

YAY!!! I never do any good at this game! I usually have to start this game to get a chance to post pictures! :)

Naaaame that palm!

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PatientPalms

Dang, did everyone go to bed?! :asleep: ok ok... maybe a hint will help out :P

This palm is in a monotypic genus. :hmm:

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Gbarce

Will- how the #$%$# did you get the Brahea Nitida???

Monotypic..hmmmm... let me search the web a bit

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CuriousPalm

Lodoicea maldivica, the scientific name of the coco de mer.

Other botanical names used in the past include Lodoicea sechellarum Labill and Lodoicea sonneratii (Giseke) Baill.

???

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John in Andalucia
Lodoicea maldivica, the scientific name of the coco de mer.

Other botanical names used in the past include Lodoicea sechellarum Labill and Lodoicea sonneratii (Giseke) Baill.

???

Lodoicea maldivica? That beautiful rump archaically referred to as Lodoicea callypige? :mrlooney:

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Gbarce

Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum????

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PatientPalms

No Miss April, but if you find a way to get your hands on a few seeds for me I would be happy to pay a pretty penny for them.

Sorry Gene, nope!

Clue #2 - Palmate leaves

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Gbarce

You know Will you really have to work on giving better clues than that. :crying:

Campecarpus Fulcitus?

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Matt in SD

Chelyocarpus chuco?

This is a tough one Will, I've never seen a seedling that looks even remotely similar to that.

Matt

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PatientPalms

ok gents... clue#3 White fragrant flowers... not many palms have fragrant flowers...

EDIT: Dang, i guess if you've never seen one in real life then that clue was kinda useles... How about this... native habitat includes The Mountain Pine Ridge and Cayo District in Belize

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Gbarce

Adonida Merrillii??? But I doubt it because this is way too common for someone who has a very selective/exotic taste in palms.

But then again this maybe your way of throwing us a red herring.... hmmmmmm

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PatientPalms

:P Ok, if you guys want... I will pronounce the seedling victorious :huh: and post a more easily identifiable one...

Do you succumb to this baby? <_<

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MattyB

Schippia concolor!!!!!!!!!! I always forget that one when I'm at Paul's looking at his!!!!! Am I right? :)

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PatientPalms

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Way To Go MattyB!!! KNOCKOUT! Your turn champ!

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MattyB

Boo Yea!!!!

OK, this is a hard one. It's a hybrid. Same genus though. The seed was round when I sowed it but it's sinced caved in a bit.

Here we go......

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PatientPalms

Butia cap x something else? Man, i stink at this game...

Is it in the Dypsis fam?

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MattyB

William, not a Butia cross.

It's not in the Dypsis family.

Stop being so negative about your abilities. Be the seedling grasshopper.

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PatientPalms

Dude, you got me stumped.. I just spent 20 minutes walking in the shadehouse and looking over every pot carefully... Round seed, remote germ, bifid 1st... I'm stumped! It has got to be a genus I don't have...

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MattyB

Nice effort William. It's not super rare or tropical so you may have it. Here's a clue maybe. One of these seeds came up quadfid for the first leaf. Don't know if that helps.

Oh, just remembered, the male contributor of this hybrid is also a remote germinator w/ bifid first leaf. Not sure how the female comes up because I've never grown one from seed.

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Kai

I thought there was only one species in the genus of Schippia... Now you've got me confused....

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MattyB

Kai, when I said same genus before I meant it was an interspecific hybrid, not that it was another Schippia. It's not Schippia.

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PatientPalms

O, crud... I forgot you are Dr. Chamaedoreastein... hmmm.... I've never grown even one from seed!! Am I on the right track?

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Pivi

i don't think so. chamaedorea is not a remote germinator

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MattyB

Pivi is right, Chamaedoreas, as far as I've seen are not remote geminators. This seed is too large for a chamaedorea too. It's about 1/2" in diameter. Come on let's hear some wild guesses and then I'll start throwing out some clues. Don't let the hybrid thing confuse you because it looks just like it's father so far.

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Pivi

wild guess?

Prestoea montana?

(not a remote germinator though)

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