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Madagascar  Expedition  April 05

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bruno

dear Jeff, I have talked with christophe about the palms, it will be done. When? ...

Could you tell me where on île sainte Marie you saw the sanctaemariae. I will be there with my children in two weeks for a month. I wish to go look for them. Thanks for all tohose magnificent pics. bruno

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Jeff Searle

Hello Bruno,

    To be honest, because we only saw 3 plants, I don't remember. We went out three different days in three different directions and I just don't know. Just get into some forest, we did see them along a dirt road in a white sand habitat that was probably low elevation. If you see it, you'll know it!  Good luck.....

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bruno

Alfred told me i may find some in the kialalao forest. do you remember that name? est coast above the only town of amboditfotra?

thanks anyway. I will try. bye ; bruno

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Walter John

To Madagascar visitors and residents

Did you post any photos of Dypsis lutescens in habitat at all ?

If not, why not, and if so, please re post.

thank you.

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bruno

dear Wal, I have posted pics of lutescens when i got back from my trip with Doc at toamasina and andasibe. But they are gone in the old forum. I will post some next week along with pictures of the trip to manakara last week. bruno

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PalmManiac

Mr.Jeff,

On your trip did you bring any seed back and if so did you have any proplems with customs.

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Jeff Searle

Wal.

    We did see some Dypsis lutescens briefly over on Ile Sainte Marie. Not many, and they were growing up high on some hills overlooking the road.

    So I did not get close to them, but I did remember noticing how green they were. Hey, as common as they are, at least I can say I saw them in habitat. (For whatever thats worth).

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Walter John

(Jeff Searle @ Jul. 22 2006,20:22)

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Wal.

    We did see some Dypsis lutescens briefly over on Ile Sainte Marie. Not many, and they were growing up high on some hills overlooking the road.

    So I did not get close to them, but I did remember noticing how green they were. Hey, as common as they are, at least I can say I saw them in habitat. (For whatever thats worth).

That's worth heaps in my book. We only ever see them for sale multi planted around here. I'd like to see and have a natural look with D.lutescens.

We've all been conned all these years with multi planted specimens.

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JAYCO

Jeff,

The pictures are great!  The shot of the staghorn looks like it belongs on a coral reef.  I'll take 2!!

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Howeadypsis

(Jeff Searle @ Jun. 28 2006,22:58)

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Can't  explain.

They look like a form of bracket fungus to me, arounfd a tree root?

BTW Jeff, i noticed you drop the 's' off species when the singular applies,very strange!

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palm dude 954

dad nice pics they r really nice now put some of Peru lol

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Jeff Searle

Travis, thank-you.

   Yes, I will be posting a few pitures our Peru trip anyday.

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Dave Butler

Jeff, When do we expect another palm documentary with photos and comments. And what country or Island will you visit next.

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Jeff Searle

Dave,

   My next travels will be in the Dom. Republic for the 2006 Biennial. Next year I hope to go to Australia,New Zealand,and maybe New Caledonia. And maybe in 07, back to Madagascar.

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TooShort

Jeff S,

I enjoyed all your photos on your trip, did you collect any seed or seedlings. What species did you aquire if any

Joe.

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bgl

Jeff,

Wow, lots of exciting travel plans! You must have a lot of free time on your hands? I thought you were running a nursery! :D

Bo-Göran

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Jeff Searle

Joe,

    April is a good month for palms to fruit and seed. We were able to collect many seeds of different species. We found seeds on Dypsis carlsmithii, D. forficifolia, D. catatiana, D. marojejyi and Orania ravaka, just to name a few.

 Bo,

     Yes I do have a nursery, and I do have two brothers and my dad, POPS( 80 years old and comes 6 days to work) so, I am really lucky that I am able to take the time to travel. :cool:

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bgl

Jeff,

Must be great to have your brothers and Dad involved in the business. You're really fortunate! My Dad died 10 years ago (in Sweden), so he never had time to visit me here in Hawaii. I think it's also great for your Dad to be so active at his age. That must do wonders for his mental and physical health!

Bo-Göran

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Dave Butler

If I may chime in, Pops is very active at the nursery one would never know hes 80. Hes well liked and known in South Florida :D

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RainForestt Robert

Jeff, invite those who have the time or inclination to join you on the trips.  Make a little tour out of it.  With advance notice I can go almost anywhere!!  :D

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TooShort

I agree with bob, And if you can pick up our tab that would be even better :D

I`ll be waiting for a airline ticket in the mail :cool:

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maskona

Wow, what a great trip.I was checking some of the old topics and saw this beautiful trip you made. Many thanks for you pictures.

  MK

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Al in Kona

Thanks for posting all these pics from your Madagascar trip.  Very interesting indeed.  And after having met you at the IPS Biennial in the Republica Dominicana, it means even more to me now.

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Jeff Searle

Al,

       Thanks alot. Likewise, it was nice to meet you and a few others for the first time while down in the DR. Thats one of the biggest reasons to go on these biennials.  It's nice to put a face with a name.

   JEFF

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Dave Butler

Jeff,

Believe it or not, I enjoyed the whole internet experience with Photos and information you supplied on your trip.

When can we expect another one, and what country do you have in mind. Somewhere with Crotons I hope :D

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck
:) Hello Jeff looks like you guys had lot of fun great pictures,one question how did you and Peter slow Bill down,Get him in any forest like me, It turns into a real hike 4 others {or did you take sailing wire 4 a lead,lots hard to chew yourself free}... :laugh:

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Utopia Palms

Hi Jeff, did you find Dypsis Carlsmithii in habitat? Did you get any photos of this in habitat if so can you list some? would love to see them.

Clayton.

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bruno

Jeff, my cousin Christophe has received a whole "pirogue" full of the palms you mentionned. They are planted around the "Relais du Masoala" hotel now with, I hope, name tags.

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Jeff Searle

Bruno,

 Thats great news! This resort is so nice, seeing some exotic palms planted on the grounds, will really add a beautiful touch. I was curious,  1) do you know some of the palm species were? and 2) where did he find some to buy? Thanks very much on following this up. JOB well done!!!

Jeff

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Morabeza

Does anyone want to attempt to i.d. this plant ?? It looked like some sort of Impatient plant relative.(??)

Aloha Jeff,

This thread is AMAZING! I have bookmarked it so that I can enjoy it over and over again in the future.

Your impatiens may be Impatiens eriosperma, which is usually found on Mt. Tsaratanana. There are more than 200 species of Impatiens in Madagascar, all endemic.

I am so glad that you had this wonderful experience!

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Jeff Searle

Does anyone want to attempt to i.d. this plant ?? It looked like some sort of Impatient plant relative.(??)

Aloha Jeff,

This thread is AMAZING! I have bookmarked it so that I can enjoy it over and over again in the future.

Your impatiens may be Impatiens eriosperma, which is usually found on Mt. Tsaratanana. There are more than 200 species of Impatiens in Madagascar, all endemic.

I am so glad that you had this wonderful experience!

Jacob,

Thank-you about the good information on the impatiens, which I didn't realize there were so many there.

Jeff

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BS Man about Palms

Its fun to reread this thread with another 4 years of Madagascar enthusiasm under my belt!

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Explorer

This was a really pretty moss found growing on the rocks and the roots of plants up past Camp #3 towards the summit.

  Any "moss freaks" out there? Stand up and be heard, what is it?

Thats a kind of sphagnum also known as peatmoss.

Very nice pictures by the way.

Alexander

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BS Man about Palms

I should add that #41 looks like Dypsis "highland mealybug" what ever that one keys out to be.

And post #132 looks like Dypsis rivularis.

The one at the bottom of the first page...

Dypsis malcolmberi? Bo? 4 years later any of your palms match?

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Pez

I should add that #41 looks like Dypsis "highland mealybug" what ever that one keys out to be.

And post #132 looks like Dypsis rivularis.

The one at the bottom of the first page...

Dypsis malcolmberi? Bo? 4 years later any of your palms match?

#132 - paludosa ??

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Xenon

Just "discovered" this thread, gotta be one of the best threads of all time :drool: :drool: :drool: .

Jonathan

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Brahea Axel

This incredible travel log deserves a bump!

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BS Man about Palms

Nice bump.. It makes me smile to go thru it again..

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