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Daryl, I'd even say their speed starts to double at the 3 foot tall range! (Its the 6-10 years they take to get there!!! ) :lol:

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Dypsisdean

I recently spoke to Jeff Marcus and he said his Kentiopsis piersoniorum just flowered for the first time. We'll all have one before to long.

AHHHHHHHH Can Bill, Bo,Charlie Colin, Dean, Tim or Anyone on close by get a pic of this moment at Jeffs PLEASE :drool: Pete

Ask and you shall receive.

In the interest of accuracy - after some analysis of the flowers by someone in the know, it appears as if Jeff's Kentiopsis is not piersoniorum, but instead is K. pyriformis.

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LJG

I recently spoke to Jeff Marcus and he said his Kentiopsis piersoniorum just flowered for the first time. We'll all have one before to long.

AHHHHHHHH Can Bill, Bo,Charlie Colin, Dean, Tim or Anyone on close by get a pic of this moment at Jeffs PLEASE :drool: Pete

Ask and you shall receive.

In the interest of accuracy - after some analysis of the flowers by someone in the know, it appears as if Jeff's Kentiopsis is not piersoniorum, but instead is K. pyriformis.

When I heard this last week just for fun I picked up the new cal book and the key. If you look at the latest picture of Jeff's plant you can count far too many leaflets then Piersoniorum keys out with. It is funny that even the simple things in plain sight can be missed with plants until a pro points out the facts firsts.

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BS Man about Palms

And I thought the drastic differences were from the growing condition differences. Never thought to key it out.

Thanx Dean

I guess those seeds got cheap again? haha

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Pedro 65

I recently spoke to Jeff Marcus and he said his Kentiopsis piersoniorum just flowered for the first time. We'll all have one before to long.

AHHHHHHHH Can Bill, Bo,Charlie Colin, Dean, Tim or Anyone on close by get a pic of this moment at Jeffs PLEASE :drool: Pete

Ask and you shall receive.

In the interest of accuracy - after some analysis of the flowers by someone in the know, it appears as if Jeff's Kentiopsis is not piersoniorum, but instead is K. pyriformis.

Thanks for the update Dean..Can i please request a pic of Jeffs largest Piersoniorum when you are there next.Being such a knockout palm but even slow in Thailand, would LOVE to see a pic of a Beauty in Hawaii. Very Much appreciated Pete.

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Bags

I'll add my little contribution to this thread. Basselinia humboldtiana. I have not had good luck with seedlings so I planted this straight into the ground. So far so good. It was planted at the end of may and the spear has pushed about 1 1/2''. Any one else growing this palm?IMG_1635.jpg

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LJG

Aaron, I am too scared to plant mine I got in May too. I may roll the dice and try to get it to live till next spring and then plant out.

Do you have rabbits? I planted three Tomentosa's out last year that size. Rabbits munched two before I could cage the last one. It made it through winter and is pushing a new leaf right now. SLOWWWWWWWLLYYYY.

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Bags

I don't have any rabitts but skunks dig in my yard all the time. It is next to a rock and behind a brom so hopefully they leave it alone. Two plants wont be anything difinitive but Well have to compare notes next spring and see if they are better off in the ground or in a greenhouse.

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LJG

Jeff likes you more. Yours is bigger so you have a head start :)

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CardiffPalmNut

Len. There is an easy solution for rabbits it's called a bird dog. Arron don't get to excited yet you have to get BSMan to come and make sure it passes the 3" rule. Still not sure what that means. But hey it's a "BSMan" thing. Sure is a great looking plant.

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BS Man about Palms

The 3" rule only applies to transplants... :lol:

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BS Man about Palms

Well, as they say, try, try again.........

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Last of the original stock of Basselinia tomentosa. trying a different location, with sun, but shade cloth, etc mixing it up a bit...

My bigger dumasii is on site now :)

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BS Man about Palms

And an update on the K. magnfica opening...

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Then my K. piersoniorum SLOWLY opening and growing..

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Tassie_Troy1971

Looking good Bill ! In 10 year a visit to your place will be like a cheap trip to New Caledonia :lol: !

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Walter John

I'm back thinking New Caledonian again, thanks to this thread, see, one can influence from abroad.

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Daryl

Here's some photos of a nice Basselinia gracilis. This form is a highland form which has more leathery leaves and a large growth habit, along with almost black colouration.

This character in the black T-Shirt just had to touch it! Onya Craig!

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Soon joined by the green twins...

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Some closer shots...

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Daryl

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BS Man about Palms

Great piccy additions!

Thanx :)

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BS Man about Palms

Well, heres the final resting spot ( I hope growing spot!) for the tomentosa! More sun, raised higher.

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I cut the bottom of the pot, put wire to protect from gophers underneath, mulch and green sand at the bottom and some top dressed.. I'm hoping more sun and the sides of the pot keep it warmer .

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touch wood!

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Shon

Bill it's knock on wood,people are going to get the wrong idea if you keep telling them to touch wood.

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BS Man about Palms

Its the "english" part of me coming thru... :)

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chakoro

Bill,Good luck with the tomentosa mate....If anyone deserves to be rewarded with beautiful healthy rare specimens,its you...your optimisim hard work and care really shows..never say die Craig. :)

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BS Man about Palms

Hard to see here, but it looks like my little Cyphokentia cerifera's next leaf will be Pinnate! hooray!

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BS Man about Palms

Time to update the thread with some additions...

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Just managed to get a Basselinia humboldtiana and a Clinosperma lanuginosa...

And some of you may have seen I increased my Kentiopsis piersoniorum collection 1 fold.. :)

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BS Man about Palms

My Cyphokentia cerifera DID push a pinnate leaf! :)

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I am down to one Basselinia faveri... :( the other dried out... and I missed it.. :(

PETE should have an addition here... wink, wink Pete!

Anyone else have stuff to add? :unsure:

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BS Man about Palms

Here is a good example of the Chambeyronia lepidota both highland and lowland form? One may prove to be something different.. :huh:

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Also found a Burretiokentia grandiflora...

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Sorry about the night shots..

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Pedro 65

My Cyphokentia cerifera DID push a pinnate leaf! :)

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I am down to one Basselinia faveri... :( the other dried out... and I missed it.. :(

PETE should have an addition here... wink, wink Pete!

Anyone else have stuff to add? :unsure:

Cheers Bill, I will add the pics tonight of our discovery. All Best Pete

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Pedro 65

My Cyphokentia cerifera DID push a pinnate leaf! :)

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I am down to one Basselinia faveri... :( the other dried out... and I missed it.. :(

PETE should have an addition here... wink, wink Pete!

Anyone else have stuff to add? :unsure:

post-5709-034478700 1313561947_thumb.jpgBasselinia Velutina post-5709-029918100 1313561953_thumb.jpg Bass Velutina

post-5709-094821700 1313561965_thumb.jpg Clinosperma Bractealepost-5709-092492300 1313561959_thumb.jpg Clin Brac showing leaves in ranks

post-5709-009645000 1313561973_thumb.jpg Campecarpus Fulcitus starting to really move finally.

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BS Man about Palms

Excellent additions Pete!

Thanx!

:D

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Alberto

I read somewhere that some of the soils from Madagascar are rich in copper and other elements. I gave my B.tomentosda seedlings a good amount of ´´copper sulfate´´and they are growing fine.

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Alberto

My seedlings on the ground ,below heavy canopy.Frost of -3°C about a month ago. Some Heliconias species that I was trying outside at the same place where totally defoliated.

Soil in the pots is the clayish loam from the araucaria forest, acid and far from well draining....

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richnorm

Nice work Alberto. To me they look similar to the low/mid altitude C. lepidotas.

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Alberto

Thanks!

The seedlings resembles somewhat a C.lepidotas,but the seeds are tiny compared to a Chambeyronia.

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Moose

What an array of spectacular palms. :wub:

BS Man about Palms may have the largest private collection of New Caledonia palms on the USA mainland.:drool:

Bill - any update on your collection? What have you learned? You may be the point guy for many of these species here on the mainland. :winkie:

I gotta admit to being a bit envious ... :blush:

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BS Man about Palms

Ok.. Some updates for Ron.. :D

You'll find a movie of the red maggie elsewhere..

Anyway, saw my K magnifica going red again.. :)

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The trunkal area.. post-27-007739100 1333239913_thumb.jpg

And the Kentiopsis pyriformis is nice.

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BS Man about Palms

Here is my Bassilinea gracilis/erostachys. post-27-040416600 1333240214_thumb.jpg

post-27-056664400 1333240238_thumb.jpg The Bassilinea pancheri is hanging tough.

Thats a 5 gal pot sitting to the left for a size comparison. :)

And the Chamby houaliou gets bigger each day.. :)post-27-069184800 1333240266_thumb.jpg No trunk yet though.

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Walter John

Magnifique magnifica there Bill..

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Tassie_Troy1971

Whoa Bill things are really starting to move:drool: the Chambeyronia houaliou is getting some real size to it ! you need to get all your newcal stuff into the ground !

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BS Man about Palms

JUST got some additions!! :D

Basselinia moorei

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and Basselinia velutina

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little bitty dudes..

But VERY happy!!

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BS Man about Palms

I should try to post my elegans.. its as tall as I am now!

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realarch

Boy Bill that Basselinia gracilis/erostachys is one tough little palm, it just keep powering on.

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