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Another "real" Dypsis ambositrae

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edric

Ed, I'm sure the Kew palm project based in Mad. must have collected more material since the publication of PoM. In fact I know Dransfield found a new healthy population and I think also took specimens. It's frustrating not to have an updated botanical description, particularly flowers and fruit and some more pictures of juveniles wouldn't go amiss. I have a video which pans across young plants but doesn't stop long enough to get a decent still.

Thanks Rich, your input is always valuable, Ed

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Kennybenjamin

I just went to Palmpedia http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Dypsis_ambositrae and looked at all the pics. There's gotta be at least three different palms in there, all being called D. ambo. Aye Carumba!

I agree with there being at least 3 different ones not including plumosa... Will post pics of my 3 different ones later on today if I can.

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Alicehunter2000

I got a couple of the RPS ones.......which one are they?

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edric

I got a couple of the RPS ones.......which one are they?

Hey, the ones on this page fom Floribunda, Matty Bradford, and stevo, and I edric, are a few of the true ambo's, one of the real deal habitat shots is top right photo, Ed

http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Dypsis_ambositrae

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joe_OC

Anyone with the real slow ambositrae, please post updated pics of your palms.  I will post mine tomorrow.  Thanks in advance.

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tim_brissy_13

Here’s mine after I planted in at my new place last December. It must be pretty old now, I must’ve got it at least 5 years ago at maybe half the size. After nearly a full growing season since this photo, that spear is still not open although now stands above all other fronds.  So quite slow even for Melbourne standards!FE6F98F8-7B76-4EE8-B84A-B131012B4372.thumb.jpeg.568dcc7f68f7c523c69394c225153200.jpeg

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joe_OC

Haven’t planted this one out yet.  It has split and growing slow but steady.   Both fronds opening up right now.  Red petiole is still very prominent.  This is a very old plant.  I have another one planted as a seedling.  It has been in the ground 8 years and is substantially smaller.  I will post pics of it later today. 

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joe_OC

This palm was planted in 2012. It was a small seedling.  Very slow, especially since it split.  Definitely picking up speed since I gave it more sun.

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akamu

Pic of my Ambo slow but worth the wait

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akamu

Here's a pic of my ambo it's been slow especially when it did split but totally worth it love this Palm

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joe_OC
1 hour ago, akamu said:

Here's a pic of my ambo it's been slow especially when it did split but totally worth it love this Palm

Thanks, Adam.  How long has it been in the ground?

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doubravsky

Here are my three... been in the ground about 15 years. Always found it interesting that two took off and are 10’ tall, and one is still tiny. Bought same place, same time.

 

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akamu
14 hours ago, joe_OC said:

Thanks, Adam.  How long has it been in the ground?

I'm guessing about  12 + years from a 1 gallon . I cant even recall where I got it now.  Time flies when you're growing palms 

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Randall SD

This was mine freshly planted in August 2010 and then again from today.  It seemed to start out slow but is making up for it now. 20100801_25.thumb.JPG.ac340c80b79be0f6f27c0c28809f82e1.JPG20200502_091514.thumb.jpg.dc434ae47872bdb6582df583f7fcb092.jpg

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Sr. Califas
6 hours ago, Randall SD said:

This was mine freshly planted in August 2010 and then again from today.  It seemed to start out slow but is making up for it now. 20100801_25.thumb.JPG.ac340c80b79be0f6f27c0c28809f82e1.JPG20200502_091514.thumb.jpg.dc434ae47872bdb6582df583f7fcb092.jpg

Absolutely beautiful, what a gem!

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Firepalm
On 5/12/2020 at 5:37 PM, Randall SD said:

This was mine freshly planted in August 2010 and then again from today.  It seemed to start out slow but is making up for it now. 20100801_25.thumb.JPG.ac340c80b79be0f6f27c0c28809f82e1.JPG20200502_091514.thumb.jpg.dc434ae47872bdb6582df583f7fcb092.jpg

Wow that is impressive! Wish mine would kick into gear like that. Hard to beat that in SD for overall form,  size and color.  Just gorgeous!

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Tracy
On 8/2/2013 at 9:39 AM, MattyB said:

Then a couple of years ago, real keen collectors like Len, Bill, Jeff B, etc., kept mentioning another Dypsis ambositrae that was yet again different. This new one being much more tempermental, slower growing, smaller or maybe just smaller compared to the others because it's so slow. If I remember correctly they described it as having the tell tale red petiole, but being even more colorful, a bit stockier or having less of that upright stem when young, still having numerous thin leaflets, but not as long and upright of a frond as the previous palm, and the overall leaf being less upright and more recurved, similar to a miniature red Dypsis decipiens.

When I looked at the start of the thread it was about this slow growing form that has all the characteristics Matty identified above.  I still have am having difficulty distinguishing and am curious what the "more temperamental, slower growing, smaller" form looks like 7 years later.  I have two, one seems more vigorous than the other, and shows more color on the petioles after they open as well as the emerging petiole, however it does get more sun.  Is it the exposure or are they different?  First 3 photos of the more vigorous plant last photo of the less vigorous plant.  I'll have to research how long ago I got them and planted them, but I know it was after remodeling the house in 2014.

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joe_OC
50 minutes ago, Tracy said:

When I looked at the start of the thread it was about this slow growing form that has all the characteristics Matty identified above.  I still have am having difficulty distinguishing and am curious what the "more temperamental, slower growing, smaller" form looks like 7 years later.  I have two, one seems more vigorous than the other, and shows more color on the petioles after they open as well as the emerging petiole, however it does get more sun.  Is it the exposure or are they different?  First 3 photos of the more vigorous plant last photo of the less vigorous plant.  I'll have to research how long ago I got them and planted them, but I know it was after remodeling the house in 2014.

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Tracy,  yes.  I was hoping to get pics of the slower "ambositrae".   

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MattyB

Update on mine shown at the beginning of this thread.  I planted one out in blazing full sun, hoping to get one that looked like Randall's, but alas a gopher got it.  I should try again.

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Tracy
15 hours ago, MattyB said:

Update on mine shown at the beginning of this thread.  I planted one out in blazing full sun, hoping to get one that looked like Randall's, but alas a gopher got it.  I should try it again.

Thanks for posting the updated photos Matty.  So this one split at some point and I'm guessing it was the "fast" variety you identified in the first post.  Was the one that got chomped by the gopher the "slow" variety you in your second post of this thread?  Do you think that the difference between yours and Randall's is cultural (i.e. Randall's in full sun and yours in canopy of other palms) or different plants?  I personally would lean to different plants altogether.

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MattyB

Tracy, mine did not split, I planted two separate palms in the same hole.  I do believe that Randall's palm and mine are the same palm, just exposed to different conditions.  When mine were in full sun they looked closer to Randall's and then got more wispy  as the canopy grew up around them.

 

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Firepalm

Thanks for the updates Matty. Those things have done some serious growing since I saw them last in 2013. Looks like everything around them has blown up too!

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DippyD

i was trying to find my original posts but the search tab was giving me some troubles. i have planted several in my yard. This one was one i obtained from Jerry Anderson as Sp. Kindreo, it struggled for years thanks to the rabbits. 1839063295_Sp.Kindreo.thumb.JPG.3a7e2067cbb6391e16354cea807deb48.JPG

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DippyD

This one came in to rancho soledad as a 5 gal. which never looked back. its currently on its second flower. hopefully this one will make some viable seed. IMG_1776.thumb.jpg.9e74d9bfbd9cbeaa17ad6dc6fcad038e.jpg

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DippyD

this was purchased from Jeff Marcus as a 1 gal. ambositrae i planted 3 of these in a row and they are all just beginning to trunk. Flrobunda.thumb.JPG.f394229f785c002ce7ba78742e5edaec.JPG

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DippyD

Update of the inflo. This thing is massive! 

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