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And close by, a few Dypsis carlsmithii - obviously another favorite! :)

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Pritchardia viscosa and in the second photo the Cyphokentia cerifera (I know, I already posted this one but adding it here as well since it's such a beautiful palm! :) )

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And more New Caledonia - a double Burretiokentia koghiensis and a pair of Basselinia tomentosa.

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bgl

Several Dypsis nossibensis in a close grouping with our constant companion Nomtan taking one of many breaks! :)

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bgl

Dypsis leucomalla (formerly referred to as Dypsis sp. white) with Jeff, and a view of the area with the D. leucomalla dead center. This entire area is jampacked with lots of large Dypsis palms! :)

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bgl

And a couple of Jeff's Dypsis prestoniana! Yes, he has a bunch of them. :) (And this is all for right now - there will be more added later on).

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BS Man about Palms

According to Jeff this is a cross between the "standard" red Cyrtostachys renda and the yellow form. He calls it "apple". Another Lemurophoenix in the second photo. This is a smaller seeded variety. Unclear whether it may be a separate species from L. halleuxii.

Bo- Nice to see Jeff has the small seed Lemur. I seem to remember Mardy talking about there being two types. and I HAVE seen 2 types from a small size.. The easiest I can say is that one is "speckled" much like a mealybug effect on the petiole, and the other is a uniform color on the petiole. Right now I can't remember which grew which! :(

(I had some from Palm Mountain seeds that I found abandoned but had germinated, I got them to a 3rd leaf, but they got too hot in my springtime greenhouse and dried out.. :( )

Glad too see both are represented at Jeffs... PLUS TWO tomentosa's!!!! :drool:

Great work Jeff and Suchin...!!

and thanks for this thread Bo and Kim

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Gtlevine

I didn't know Dypsis sp white was named? When did that happen?

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Peter

Great photos-thanks for posting. I'm not really a Pritchardia fan, but love those viscosas. The leaves look almost like a Copernicia. Hope the California viscosas will look like this-are Marcus' seeding yet?

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BS Man about Palms

I didn't know Dypsis sp white was named? When did that happen?

:D You have to attend Palmtalk more often Gary.... hahah First I saw it mentioned on the HIPS tour of the Lundquist garden, maybe 2-3 months ago?

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Gtlevine

I didn't know Dypsis sp white was named? When did that happen?

:D You have to attend Palmtalk more often Gary.... hahah First I saw it mentioned on the HIPS tour of the Lundquist garden, maybe 2-3 months ago?

Well Bill, i'm spending more time WEEDING! than on palmtalk. Haha.

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BS Man about Palms

touche' :rolleyes:

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palmcurry

Pritchardia viscosa and in the second photo the Cyphokentia cerifera (I know, I already posted this one but adding it here as well since it's such a beautiful palm! :) )

2nd on the P.viscosas. What a beauty...never seen one that big. The other photo of the Cyphokentia is breathtaking too. Glad you posted it again Bo.

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mike in kurtistown

Those are great photos, Bo. Thanks. I do have a question. How do the experts distinguish Dypsis prestoniana and D. tokoravina. From the photos here, it looks like the color of the crownshaft might be different, but I don't know how general a characteristic that is.

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richnorm

Thanks, all exquisite but my goodness those lanceolatas ...

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Tassie_Troy1971

I didn't know Dypsis sp white was named? When did that happen?

:D You have to attend Palmtalk more often Gary.... hahah First I saw it mentioned on the HIPS tour of the Lundquist garden, maybe 2-3 months ago?

Well Bill, i'm spending more time WEEDING! than on palmtalk. Haha.

:floor: 10 out of 10 for that one Gary !

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bgl

Again, thanks a lot for any and all comments! Not sure when D. leucomalla was described but I am guessing early this year (as Bill hinted at). And Mike, re D. prestoniana vs. tokoravina - seems to me, simply based on my own personal observations, that prestoniana is a slightly more robust palm and the irregular leaflet arrangements on the tokoravina appear to be a bit more separate than on the prestoniana, which probably has more total leaflets. (In other words, more space between leaflets). No, havn't counted them! Just the perception I get when I look at the two palms.

Here's what is apparently the "true" Dypsis bejofo and in the second photo a colorful little Areca multifida.

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Dypsis sp. dark mealybug (possibly D. ovobontsira).

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bgl

Ravenea dransfieldii

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bgl

And this is the famous Dypsis that may not necessarily be a D. decipiens! Not sure how else to refer to it. It's been discussed here a number of times and it has both similarities and differences compared to D. decipiens. Whatever it is, it's an impressive and beautiful palm. :)

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And how about a little group of very cute vertically challenged Areca catechu!? What an amazing look! :)

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Two fruiting Pritchardias - first a P. martii and a P. beccariana in the second photo.

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A group of Cyphophoenix alba, formerly Veillonia alba. What's amazing is the fact that these palms are pushing out inflorescences at ground level!

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bgl

A very attractive group of Dypsis procera and the always colorful Areca macrocalyx in the second photo.

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bgl

Dypsis sp. mealybug with its very unique markings. With Suchin in photo #3. :)

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bgl

After an intense nursery tour that lasted 2.5 hours we went on to select a number of palms for purchase. Needless to say, that took a little while and as always, was lots of fun! :) When it was all said and done, we ended up with a truckload full of great palms (no surprise there! :rolleyes: ). The palms I bought included Calyptrocalyx leptostachys (a real beauty!), Dypsis ovobontsira, Pinanga curranii, Dypsis saintelucei, Areca macrocalyx, Dypsis sp. bejoufa, Dictyocaryum lamarckianum (can't have too many of these colorful palms!), Dypsis ambositrae, Dypsis marojejyi ("Mad fox") and a few Dypsis mysteries, including a couple that may or may not be "betefaka". Here are a few photos showing what it typically looks like when one is getting ready to head out of Floribunda Palms! :) And this concludes my part in adding photos. Kim may have some... :)

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MattyB

I quit

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colin Peters

Ok, so something has to be in the water over there!!!!! That is the coolest truckload ever.

aloha, and happy planting.

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Dypsisdean

Not sure when D. leucomalla was described but I am guessing early this year (as Bill hinted at).

It's always dangerous to offer info regarding Dypsis, but as I understood it JD wanted a name to refer to this palm when communicating with Jeff. And there were too many "whites" floating around. So between Jeff and JD it has been referred to as D. leucomalla to eliminate any confusion. But I don't think it has been officially described as of yet - and may or may not retain that name when it is.

For all we know, it may have already been described with another name. But with a palm this unique, that seems unlikely. But there are a lot of very old and incomplete herbarium samples from Madagascar.

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Walter John

The "Apple" Cyrtostachys.... :drool: , :yay: , :bemused: , :mrlooney: , :crying:

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Kennybenjamin

Thanks for the photos Bo!

Floribunda is truly amazing :hmm: If only we could bring some of Jeff's potted stock into Australia!?!? Does anyone over here have a quarantine house they would like to loan me later in the year?????

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Kim

Seems like we took photos of many of the same palms. I will sort through later to see if I have anything fresh to add. For now, I will post a few closeups of the purchases so you can see the offspring of those fabulous palms.

First up, this is a one-gallon Dypsis marojejyi, or "Mad Fox":

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Some barely-germinated Dypsis -- if all goes well, someday these will look like the photo with Suchin:

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In the mix: Licuala peltata v. sumawongii, Dictyocaryum lamarckianum, Dictyosperma furfuracea, Dypsis saintelucei dwarf, Pinanga caesia (tiny), Pinanga curranii (taller); Dypsis uncertain; Chambeyronia macrocarpa group, half 'hookeri' after potting up from 1-gallon to 5-gallon.

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Time for my banana break; more later...

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TikiRick

I agree with Matty B. I am ripping out all of my weakly represented palms and installing only aloe. Thanks Bo and Jeff for destroying my sense of accomplishments. :drool:

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Jason in Orlando

Marcus' Ark.

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XYZ

Kim & Bo (¿a Kimbo?):

Thank you both for a wonderful series of images of the Jeff Marcus garden. For those of us who have not had the opportunity of visiting yet, this "lazy afternoon" phototour really is the next best thing. I think Matt and Rick's half-jest (I think) posts earlier in this thread demonstrate better than anything I could say that this collection is indeed the global gold standard for open sky private palm collections. Jeff certainly has Floribunda at the top of its game terms of both palm species diversity and manifest evidence of horticultural prowess. All of us should be so lucky, hard-working and skilled.

Anyone who has dealt with Jeff for more than two minutes knows how intimately he knows his subject matter and is a consummate sales genius when waxing eloquent on the attributes of his palmy offspring. I can personally attest to the perils of facing his formidable sales abilities; it requires the steeliest of wills to not end up with twice the number of plants that one originally intended to buy.

I do think I'll have to send him some 21st century sport socks, though. Those grandad whites - ouch!

J

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Pedro 65

So Many More Stunning Pics Bo and Kim Thanks....Love the Loads of palms you both bought, ALL Healthy and Beautifully grown and very schmick choices i must say.. :)

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palmislandRandy

Thanks for the pics Bo & Kim. Now I wonder why I even bother??? :o

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redant

Paradise, nothing else to add!

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DALION

I quit

Matt, if YOU quit are the rest of us Californians suppose to commit suicide?

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bgl

Folks, this is meant to INSPIRE! :)

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