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Name this palm game

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GTClover

Wow after 14 pages, I'm starting to get this game.... The yellow palms are Yellow Queen Palms!rolleyes.gif

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MattyB

that's an interesting one Nick. Cyphophoenix nucele?

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nkbish

that's an interesting one Nick. Cyphophoenix nucele?

good try here is the photo showing more

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MattyB

ahhhhhh, now I know. It's Alloschmitia/Basseliana glabrata! :D

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virtualpalm

Thanks for bumping this topic, Ken. Here is a shot that I just took yesterday. Not too many people get to see this in person.

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Jody

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nkbish

ahhhhhh, now I know. It's Alloschmitia/Basseliana glabrata! :D

Very nice

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Ken Johnson

Matty is so good its scary but no where near as scary as Jody's next guess. Man that thing is weird. What is this a Halloween joke?

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virtualpalm

Matty is so good its scary but no where near as scary as Jody's next guess. Man that thing is weird. What is this a Halloween joke?

No joke, Ken... come by the nursery and see it for yourself!

Jody

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Mandrew968

Jody is that a Heterospathe?

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virtualpalm

Nope. Think rarer (at least specimens large enough to flower here in south Florida).

Jody

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Mandrew968

Howea?

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sarasota alex

Manicaria saccifera?

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Mandrew968

I'm on to educated guesses now... Orania? That burlap on the petiole base looks a lot like an Arenga...

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Mandrew968

I wasn't guessing Arenga but now I don't have to... time to pull out the shotgun: Syagrus, Butia, Attalea, Beccariophoenix? :hmm:

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virtualpalm

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.

Jody

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sarasota alex

Marojejya darianii?

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Walter John

Pritchardia ?

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Stevetoad

trachycarpus martianus :blink:

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virtualpalm

HINT: I already mentioned that the palm in question is rarely seen in cultivation large enough to flower (at least in the continental US), but I will go ahead and provide another hint -- which is that this is also one of the few palms with entire pinnate leaves.

Jody

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Ken Johnson

Pelaogdoxa? I dont even know if that is close but it came to my mind first thing in the A.M. here.

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virtualpalm

Exactly right, Ken. Good guess. The palm in question has about 6 feet of trunk and this is the first flowering.

Jody

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Mandrew968

I would have NEVER guessed that--and I just got back from a friend's house to check on the one I planted for him! Jody, is it in a pot? What's the sun exposure on it?

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virtualpalm

It is in a pot (probably 200 gallon) in the shadehouse at the nursery.

Jody

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virtualpalm

Anyone up for resurrecting the guessing game?

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Jody

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Stevetoad

something you made in your garage???

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virtualpalm

Yes, Ken. Which species?

Jody

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virtualpalm

Which one are you guessing, Jay? My most recent photo is a species of Coccothrinax.

Jody

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virtualpalm

No and no... but close.

Jody

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sarasota alex

Let me try to be a Sherlock Holmes here. You said "close" to both C. boschiana and C. montana. What do they have in common? They are both endemic to the island of Hispaniola. Well if that's true, then I know where to look. But wait - there are 9 species of Coccothrinax native to Hispaniola and 8 of them are endemic. So now with some help from the Google Image Search I am going to declare this a Coccothrinax ekmanii! How did I do Jody?

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virtualpalm

That was some excellent deductive reasoning there, Alex! You are correct that this species is from Hispaniola, and it is, in fact, endemic. But it is not C. ekmanii.

Jody

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