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Queman58/Bret's posting of a Beccariophoenix photo made me think of many of the comments RLR made, on the Forum, and presumably in private conversations as well, about palms that he really liked. I don't think it's appropriate to begin adding photos to the other thread in this section, which is why I'm starting a new thread. How about photos of all the palms that Bob, at some point in time, told us that he liked? This could become a photo gallery in his memory with all his favorite palms, and maybe a few others as well!

I also plan on planting a palm in his memory, and I know many others who intend to do the same thing. Personally, I think it would be nice if we start a new, and separate, thread with photos of those palms. Maybe a photo right after the palm has been planted, and then updates every now and then over the years. In other words, TWO photo threads; this one with his favorite palms, and another one with the palms planted in his memory. Whoever plants the first palm is welcome to begin the other thread!

I remember Bob made a comment right after I had joined the Forum that he liked Licuala ramsayi, so I'm starting off with two ramsayi photos, a day photo and a night shot.

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bgl

And a night shot of Licuala ramsayi fronds.

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Zac in NC

Well I think I am going to plant a Needle Palm here in Honor of Bob. It may not be his favorite palm, but I know it will never die here. Its a nice little one I got from Danny L(Palmazon) while I was in SoCal a month or so ago.

Zac

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elHoagie

Not sure if this was one of his favorite palms, but he made a comment about the photo when I posted it a couple months ago.  Anyway, here's a Marojejya insignis

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RainForestt Robert

Amazondk started a thread about fishing in the Amazon a little more than a week ago.  He posted photos of Mauritia flexuosa colonies.  I made the following comment:

>>> I find that Mauritia flexuosa in habitat is one of the most impressive sights.  Really awesome! <<<  

Then Bob chimed in:

Robert, I couldn't agreeMORE: NOTHING in nature is more spectacular.

Today I went out to photograph these Mauritia that grow close to where I work.  They are not habitat photos Bob, but these Mauritia are for you.

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I hope that in the not too distant future some grand, new palm discovery will be named after you, so that after we are gone others will continue to recognize your work in popularizing the palm tree.

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ania

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There was a thread "your favorite palms" once and I remember vividly that Robert picked Corypha umbraculifera as one of his favorite ones. So here is one ( or two) for you, Robert.

I wish I could plant Corypha in his honor but I can't do it where I live.

Anna

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bgl

Great photos! Here's a brand new Corypha umbraculifera frond.

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Diane Kirkland
Here's a brand new Corypha umbraculifera frond.

That makes me swoon!  Where's the s. sofa?

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bgl

Here's the first Kerriodoxa photo for Bob!

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bgl

And here's the second one, from our "Kerriodoxa Valley"

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Diane Kirkland

Bo, those leave (leaf) me breathless!  And feeling very wistful.  

In my Garden Mafia group of friends, we talk about our ideal house:  a geodesic dome filled with palms and tropical plants.  It's our only hope in the Seattle area of growing so many of those great specimens.  

Thanks for the pictures.  Someday I hope to take a few of my own of those same plants.

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bgl

OK, another one to add to the list: Pigafetta!

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bgl

With reference to the other thread, here's a Joey altifrons (posted the photo elsewhere the other week).

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Diane Kirkland

Bo, that is so incredibly beautiful.  (Where have I heard that word before?)  

Where did you photograph it?

D.

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bgl

About 50 ft off our main driveway! :)

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SubTropicRay

Great stuff Bo!

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Zac in NC

Perhaps they should name that Corypha in Madagascar, if indeed it is different, C riffleii?

Zac

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