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Carlo Moroci in habitat, along with that other famous thing in these islands, the Phoenix canariensis

Carlo took me to see a wild stand of around 400-500 specimens that he has been cataloguing towards his doctorate on them. Dr of Phoenix canarienesis, Carlo Moroci, has a nice ring to it.

Having a guided tour in habitat with Carlo's knowledge being was a great experience. he knew every detail of each palm and what other plants grew and depended on on them. Why they grow where they do and why they do not grow in certain area's. For most of us they grow everywhere and anywhere BUT in habitat, they did not grow above 400 meters in this area.

it is not cold there.

Carlo and his wife are fantastic hosts and was fortunate enough to spend 4 days with them.

The palmetum, Santa Cruz parks and street planting are worth a visit. Public street plantings have about 65 species of palms, recommend a visit to the island of Tenerife.

To enhance the phoenix carienesis experience, we we went out to dinner , i was presented with a tasty salad. The secret ingredient for me was the palm honey which is farmed on another island, without killing the palm, worthwhile trying if you can find some Phoenix canariensis honey.

With the Dr in waiting

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more pictures in the next post

regards

colin

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BS Man about Palms

I must ask, several of those palms "almost" look like they have a pineapple cut, very clean. Is that from fires or are people taking care of them for photo ops? :D

Plus- Carlo is a great guy, I enjoyed meeting him in Costa Rica.

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The IPS directors are really going to enjoy their visit next year.

regards

colin

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palmtreesforpleasure

I must ask, several of those palms "almost" look like they have a pineapple cut, very clean. Is that from fires or are people taking care of them for photo ops? :D

they are just doing there thing naturally

they self mulch, 1 meter thickness of dead leaves are common

regards

colin

Plus- Carlo is a great guy, I enjoyed meeting him in Costa Rica.

And extremely knowledgeable about many genre of palms, He has a lovely family, his wife, mum (who also is visiting) and daughter made me very welcome.

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palmtreesforpleasure

Amongst the street scape palms was the other rare genus

homo sapaien var Carlo Morici

This is just one of the many palm lined streets in Santa Cruz

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up and down the same street

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another picture

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regards

colin

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RyManUtah

great visuals =]

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Al in Kona

Colin, thanks for sharing your pics of palms in Tenerife and of Carlo, also. Carlo is a great and knowledgeable guy. We enjoyed his stop at our place during the last Hawaii IPS Biennial. Those street scenes in Santa Cruz are beautiful and all those majestic Phoenix canariensis in habitat equally so.

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peachy

Colin ....what no photos of the canaries in their natural habitat. I am devastated.

Peachy off her perch.

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Tassie_Troy1971

Great pictures Colin !

Makes me want to plant 6 Phoenix canariensis on my front lawn !

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palmtreesforpleasure

Thanks ! :drool::yay:

Thought you would like this post Kris, both Carlo and myself thought of you, even took some video. Will post a link that will be edited when i am back in Australia for you to watch. It has expert commentary from Carlo

regards

colin

Troy

maybe you could put 4 along your driveway :-) :-)

Peachy,

never saw a canary anywhere :-)

regards

Colin

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Tassie_Troy1971

Colin - Ultimately they would become too wide for the driveway area. I do have a small one planted over the back fence in the HWY reserve thats doing well .

Are you off to see Charles in Portugal next ?

Troy

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kylecawazafla

Great photos! Those Pritchardia pacifica's have grown a TON since I saw them in 2007. They look great! Carlo is really great for taking everyone on the tours through his amazing island!

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Kris

Thanks ! :drool::yay:

Thought you would like this post Kris, both Carlo and myself thought of you, even took some video. Will post a link that will be edited when i am back in Australia for you to watch. It has expert commentary from Carlo

regards

colin

Dear Colin :)

Very eagerly waiting for more visuals...:)

Thanks & Love,

kris :)

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Carlo Morici

Mmmmhhhh... :blush: I should come in and say hello - ¡hola!

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Kris

Mmmmhhhh... :blush: I should come in and say hello - ¡hola!

:D

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Wanderanwills

It is great seeing photos of palms in habitat.

Regards

Stephen

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