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'07 PSSC Banquet

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MattyB

Hi Ya'll.  I saw a couple of threads about some damage of the palms and cycads at the Huntington but I wanted to start one that focused on the fun we had at our annual Palm Society of Southern California Banquet.

I'll start off with Bill (BS man about thorns), conquering the Phoenix dactylifera.  Bill was lookin for dates here and in the LA Xpress. :;):

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Kim, thinking to herself, "Oh my gosh, I actually talk to these people?  At least it's only online". :D

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Bill, inside of a super blue Brahea decumbens!

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"I see you see me"

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Dave Voglesang (Big Wave Dave), chillin' with Chrisophilia warscwiki...ah crap I think I hear Bo coming w/ his dictionary...

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Jack Sayers (El Hoagie) talking with David B. (blonddude).

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Steve in So Cal drowing his tears in another piece of pie.

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Ashton planning his world palm domination tour!  Mr. Voglesang on his right.

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Justin (JD in the OC/IE) and Jeff (Jeff in Trabuco Canyon) holdin' down the fort.  If any trouble starts to break out they will straight bounce you out on your hiney buddy.

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MattyB

Hey, it's El Hoagie.  But......what is that on his shirt?

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Dave (Dave in So Cal) made an appearance, and yes, he was wearing his Red Converse.

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Paul Denton (Pohonkelapa) used his extra pair of hands to make off with the Ravenea sambirensis I was bidding on. :angry:

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Bob Weas (Palmgrover) snatched this Dioon edule out from under me too. .....hu......I said snatch.....

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MattyB

And after a long hard day of palmin', nothing satifies like a nice Sushi dinner.

You a rike a happy ending?

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Walter John

Excellent report and always good to see photos of board members. And don't you fellas have the chinese way of eating down pat. What are those green things Matty B ?

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deezpalms

wal ~ looks like edaname or soy beans.

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Palmarum

It looked like a great time, and then some. I'm glad to see everyone in high spirits with all the evil cold going on over there. How many plants were for auction? Any high stakes bidding going on during it? Many nice photos of the plants and members in action. It's good to see Jack put his dancing fame on a t-shirt.

Ryan

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BS Man about Palms

Man that was a fun day!!!  (Except for a painfully slow tour of the I-805/I-8 highway exchange. :( )

Credit for making Jacks shirt goes to MattyB........... The "talent" was all Jack!

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Kim

Oh, that was sneaky, I didn't see you take my photo. ???   I thought I had escaped with my anonymity intact.

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Zac in NC

Great shots Matt. Hu...hu...hu....you said snatch.  Wow, that was like a Palmtalk meeting. Love Jack's shirt. Thats just priceless.

Zac

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Howeadypsis

you lot are barking, you really are-i belong here!  :P

Now I have to google Pseudophoenix ekmanii (Do you have any idea how hard to is to type that  in without being able to cut and paste! :D )

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Kathy

Great shots in all these threads guys.  Nice to see the faces.  The sushi shot....looks like too much saki!   :laugh:

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Zac in NC

(Howeadypsis @ Jan. 22 2007,11:56)

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you lot are barking, you really are-i belong here!  :P

Now I have to google Pseudophoenix ekmanii (Do you have any idea how hard to is to type that  in without being able to cut and paste! :D )

http://palmtalk.org/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboar...=ST;f=12;t=2046

Go to that link. Its Palmarum(Ryan's) account of the Biennial, where the pic from the shirt is from and Pseudophoenix ekmanii grows.

Zac

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Howeadypsis

Thanks Zac, I did manage to find pics of it too. It has this weird reverse taper,looks like a giant carrot!

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Very cool, I guess it must be one of those 'fat plants' like Pachypodium,with a reserve of water.

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MattyB

Acceoleraphe wrightii looking screwy....I like it.

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Paul enters as Phil talks over some lunch.  The food was awesome.  Chicken and beef w/ beans and salad. mmmmmmmm

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Paul tryin' to get some P. pusilla.

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A good example of how the clumping Phoenix mound up over time.

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The not so good looking green Bismarckia.

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The ever so good looking Coccothrinax proctorii in the conservatory.

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Ficus dammaropsis

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Zac in NC

Wow, that Bizzie looks like it had the sh!t kicked out of it. OUCH!!!!!!!!!

Zac

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Howeadypsis

Wow impressive leaves on that Ficus!!

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paulgila

yeah,we were all drooling over that ficus.i'm sure the staff had to mop-up a bit when we left :D

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MattyB

Big Wave Dave checks out a bitchin' stand of Archontophoenix.

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"You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me.  I'm a loner, Dotti, a rebel."

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Reservoir Dawgs!

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MattyB

whoa

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Aiphane caryotafolia

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Spikey

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MattyB

I get misty

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Moss on a Licuala ramsayi

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Johannestejmannia altifrons.  This thing was huge.

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Paul w/ an Attelea sp.

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MattyB

More sushi pics.

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bgl

Matt,

Great pictures - really enjoyed them!! And it's Cryosophila warscewiczii! :D  (Didn't we practice that one some time ago?? ??? )

Bo-Göran

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paulgila

i needed a drink after being with youse guys all day :P

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Zac in NC

Wow, I think I know where the most fun group of palm folks live. Or maybe its just the craziest? Or both? I don't know, but I think I would get along just fine with you, only, ewww, no sushi for me.

Zac

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deezpalms

I want to know why you didn't eat your dinner on those dinner plate leaves!!!!   :D

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Jeff Searle

Great pictures everyone. Nice to match up the faces with some names. There were some awsome plants in the garden there! Thanks!

Jeff

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MattyB

Ceroxylon sp.  I like the laxed leaflets juxtaposed w/ the upright fronds.

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A green Brahea armata raining down infructescense.

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Chambeyronia microspadix.....uh I mean Chamaedorea.  Full all day sun!!

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MattyB

Welcome to the jungle.

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Clinostigma savoryanum got a bit cold damaged.

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Sushi time

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Alan_Tampa
"You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me.  I'm a loner, Dotti, a rebel."

I know you are but what am I?

Looks like you had a big adventure Pee Wee.  

Nice pics and thanks for the el hoagie update.  

Alan

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Zac in NC

(pohonkelapa @ Jan. 22 2007,14:04)

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zac,sushi is mandatory!

Paul- I just can't make myself want to eat raw fish.

Zac

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Howeadypsis

(MattyB @ Jan. 22 2007,20:10)

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Sushi time

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I'm afraid I'd have to pass on the sushi

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