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Today I have trip to 'Suan Luang Ro Kao', Bangkok Thailand, to relax and take few pics. Here is

Metroxylon sagu

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Young sagu

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Many sucker with white stripe

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I think they like water, maybe can grow in swamp area!

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Another palm near pool

Elaeis guineensis

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Tall Roystonea regia at left, and small Elaeis guineensis at right

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Zoom to Royals

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Satakentia liukiuensis

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Old and New crownshaft .....Oh I love Satakentia!!

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Last pic of Satakentias

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The main objective of today's trip is to go to swamp zone and take some pics of my favorite palm 'Nypa fruticans'.

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Nypa fruticans

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As I know, Nypa fruits are floating object on water. In habitat Nypa fruits float, sprout, grow and flow along on river until they catch someting. This is why they expand quickly and widely!!

Fruits

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May I ask you?

Anyone grow Metroxylon sagu, Nypa fruticans or any other swampy palm?

Thanks

Komkrit

Last pic

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Jeff in Tampa

Wow!  Nice pics!  I love the Satakentias.

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bgl

That's a beautiful place and those are great pictures! I think Nypa is a very difficult palm to grow unless you can replicate their natural environment, and not too many people can do that. I tried a small one, but it didn't last long!

Metroxylon is a different story. They do like swampy areas, but can be grown successfully in drier (but tropical!) areas. I don't have any M. sagu, but M. warburgii, vitiense, salomonense and amicarum all thrive here.

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Urban Rainforest

Excellent pics! Those Satekentias are awesome! It would probably take 30 years or more to grow one that big in So Cal. I saw some beautifull Nypa Fruticans growing in a swampy pond area on the island of Morrea. A very beautifull palm for sure. Steve

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palmtreesforpleasure

Fantastic pictures

regards

colin

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paulgila

some really AWESOME photos!

i'd love to see more :)

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Kom Thai Palm

Hi Jeff, Bo, Steve, Colin and Paul

Thanks for all comments.

Bo, now I have just two seedlings, I will try once  :D  ,very love Nypa.

Steve, good luck that I have some Satakentia seedlings, but worry about to wait 30 years old, so sad  ~>.<~

Paul, next week I plan to take more Nypa picture at another place. But now if you love see more, ok ok

My Satake

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Copernicia baileyana at entrance gate of Suan Luan Ro Kao

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Dypsis leptocheilos/lastelliana (I never sure for these two sp.) anyone tell me plz

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Last one, Satakentia inflorescence

Thanks all

Komkrit

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paulgila

those satakentia are gorgeous!i had one that did well for a year or two & then suddenly "snuffed it".

what is that leaf in the lower right-hand corner of the pic

named "my satake"?looks like pinanga.i'd love to see the whole plant :P

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Yeah you right, that's Pinanga sp.

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paulgila

by the way,how are things in thailand?we heard about the take over of the government but i haven't seen anything in the news lately... ???

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Kom Thai Palm

This's one of my most favorite palm  :laugh:

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When it was a baby  :laugh:

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bgl

Komkrit,

There are a couple of noticeable differences between D. leptocheilos and lastelliana:

1) lower fronds on leptocheilos tend to be more or less horizontal, while lastelliana has fronds that are very upright. See photo below (of lastelliana)

2) lastelliana has a thicker trunk than leptocheilos, and is a more robust palm in general. May be difficult to tell unless you have one of each side by side, or unless you have seen a number of each species so that you can memorize the basic differences

3) and this obviously is no help, unless you grow them yourself: leptocheilos is probably twice as fast as lastelliana.

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paulgila

komkrit:thanks for posting those pinanga pics!it is truly a beautiful specimen!

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bgl

Forgot to say that the one in your photo definitely looks like a D. leptocheilos. And that's a very impressive Copernicia baileyana!

Bo-Göran

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Jeff Searle

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

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paulgila

bo i agree,that c.baileyana is fantastic.i was reading up on it in "the encyclopedia" & it said they are more interseting when young & one can really appreciate

the most striking feature--the leaf bases.i tend to agree after seeing the one at the home of ralph velez.

am i just splitting hairs,here? i guess i just felt a bit

"verbose" :P

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Update pictures, 13 Nov 2006, I visit 'Suan Luang Ro Kao' again to take picture of my girlfriend's graduate congratulation day. And not forget to take palm pics.

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Group of Satakentia liukiuensis & me

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Zac in NC

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! How did I miss this before. Great pics. Thanks for sharing Komkrit.

Zac

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Kom Thai Palm

Hi Zac

I can't resis to touch these Satake everytime I visit here, there are mysterious force that attract me when I go nearly them.  :D

zoom to axis, there is red-brown fur.

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view of royal hall

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