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Dypsis vs Areca/pinanga

Dypsis Vs Areca/Pinanga  

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  1. 1. What is your preferred or favourite genus

    • Dypsis
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    • Areca/Pinanga
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comic097

G'day Palmtalkers, Kennybenjamin,NApalm and myself have come up with a pretty fun way to start off the New Year, Basically we have 2 apponents, in the red cnr we have the Dypsis and in the blue cnr we have a combined team of Pinanga and Areca. With so many threads written about Pinangas,Arecas and Dypsis, we have for the purpose of this thread decided that you have to pledge an allegiance to either Dypsis or Pinanga/areca, Here are the rules, you can post as many Pictures of the one genus but not the other, once you pledge, you are locked in to that genus, really hoping for alot of great pics from both sides. Kennybenjamin will be supporting Team Dypsis and in the blue cnr NAaplm and myself will be barracking for Team pinanga/Areca , What side are you on.........

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Kennybenjamin

Dypsis lovers, it's time to UNITE!!! The challenge is on to defend the Dypsis (as the best genus of all palms!) against the attack of the Pinanga's and Areca's. All of us Dypsis people already know why Dypsis rule, but it's time to tell everybody else.

I plead with all of you who have AWESOME Dypsis to tell us all about it and SHOW IT OFF!!! We would love to see all your great pics (and those with nice Pinanga and Areca are welcome to post also!).

Here is my defence of Dypsis:

Dypsis has to be one of the most diverse genus of palms in existence, I don't know how many sp. are out there but I do know it's a lot! From the clumping to the single....From the colourful to the green....From the small and delicate to the big and brutal.....From the common to the rare....From the tropical to the cold hardy DYPSIS HAS IT ALL COVERED, including the new realm of hybrids!!

I assume that the "other side" are going to tell you about how "colourful and pretty" Pinanga's and Areca's are....PFFFFT... there are many colourful and pretty Dypsis too (show me a big and brutal Pinanga or Areca and I will be impressed!!

I have some nice Dypsis pics to post over the next couple of days but I know many of you have very cool Dypsis that we need to see. Please follow my lead... VOTE # 1 DYPSIS and SHOW US YOUR BEST!!!

I wish the best of luck to the Pinanga and Areca people and I won't lie,,, I look forward to your opinions and your pics.

Ben (Kenny)

Just as a little reminder of why dypsis are cool.....

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Daryl

That's a really hard call...what if you like both Dypsis and Areca/Pinanga? :)

All three genera are exceptional, but I had to vote for Dypsis as they seem to grow better here and there is more diversity in the genus...

But, I do love my Pinangas and Arecas too!

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Pedro 65

I love all 3 , but the vote had to go to Dypsis, heres 2 "old shots" from here to add, and Ben that is a "catchy" short summary of Dypsis and love the pic of Lepto x Cab :greenthumb: .

Pete :)

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comic097

Well thanks for your intro Kenny, well ask and you shall receive, I love my BIG Areca catechu, and yes show me a Dypsis that has mottled leaves

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Kennybenjamin

A few pics of my Dypsis "Dark mealy bug"....great palm!! very colourful and grows large, the leaf isn't the best part of this palm its the new leaf petiole... Btw Daryl, you seem to be having a bet each way, vote 1 way but posted Areca pic, naughty but hard to resist I know!!

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comic097

Just received this little guy in the mail today, thanks Mike (aussiearoids) so thought I would share, sorry about the sizes, most of my Pinangas are juveniles,If any one has Pinangas/Arecas out there please post and vote, Kennybenjamin is texting me and gloating about the votes he has :)pinanga densiflora,

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Kennybenjamin

My last entry for the night, I will let you guys all have a go before posting some more pics tomorrow ( I have many more great pics ready to go!)

Thanks for your entry Pete, I was hoping I could count on you!!

I believe this will be id'd as a "weeping onilahensis"... this palm growing at our nursery.... Beautiful foliage and nice dark stems emerging!!

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comic097

Pinanga Coronata, courtesy of Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane

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NApalm

HA! Please. All this Dypsis talk is making me sick. How many decades do you have to wait for one of those big Dypsis to get moving? I'll make sure my kids know where my dypsis are so they can show the grandkids when it decides to start trunking :asleep: .

Here's my first contender. Growing up on the mean streets of SE Asia is Areca triandra. A common palm i hear you say but hear me out. A quick grower for that instant tropical look with sweet as green bamboo like trunks. This guys a real head turner to the non gardener. And did i mention the sweet aroma of it's inflorescence? What a stunner. Mine's taken down to 5c or 41f. You tough mother trucker.

WHAMMY. What you got Dypsis?

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Daryl

OK Ben, you got me! I'll post a few Dypsis photos as well...

Weeping onilahensis

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Kennybenjamin

Sorry I lied, I couldn't resist just 1 more for tonight.....

Dypsis pilulifera (orange crush).... unfortunately not in my garden but permission was granted from the owners of this magnificent palm, There will be more pics from this garden in coming day or 2..

Good entry NApalm, nice to see you here!! Dypsis got this!!!!

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comic097

BOOM BOOM Just in time NApalm great post mate :yay:

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NApalm

Pinanga coronata. SHAZAM!!!

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Daryl

Some more Dypsis colour...

D.'dark mealybug' and D.fibrosa

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NApalm

This guy's such a mystery, no-one really knows where it came from, such is the enigma that is Pinanga sarawakensis (if that is his real name). Cool tolerant (down to 5c or 41f), this guy can go toe to toe with the best of em. What's that? Your Dypsis can go colder than that? Well, can your Dypsis do this???

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"Is that a purple new leaf? Oh boy, i think he's got us there" - Dypsis fanclub 16/01/2014

Your welcome

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Kennybenjamin

Don't know about a Dypsis with a purple leaf but it probably exists... I will have a think about it???

Meanwhile here is some food for thought... yes some Dypsis might be slow to trunk ( some are super fast as well ), but who needs trunk when you have this..... Dypsis prestoniana young and "teenage".... note my foot in the last pic, size 10!

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sgvcns

No pictures sorry

Whilst dypsis are able to grow over a greater area they always look more prehistoric in structure.

I love the real tropical look and so I would go the asian.

It seems a predisposal towards the big boofy look for mine.

The little dainty ones are welcome here.

Steve

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Cindy Adair

Hover for names. More later.

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bgl

Wow, tough choices here! :bemused: Lots of beautiful Arecas and Pinangas out there, but I'll have to go with Dypsis. I already have more Dypsis in my garden than Areca and Pinanga put together, and that probably says something right there... :mrlooney:

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realarch

Really, what a choice. Soooo many great palms out there and I have a lot of all three, but I'll go with Areca/Pinanga.

A few pics.

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Areca macrocalyx

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realarch

From red/orange to bright yellow.

Areca catechu 'alba' & A. vestiaria.

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realarch

A. catechu 'dwarf'. Awesome little chunk of a palm.

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realarch

A couple of Pinanga. P. speciosa and P. maculata.

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realarch

Just a couple more. P. caesia and P. adangensis (I think, not sure on this one)

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comic097

Knew I could count on you Tim, what a collection of colour, SPECTACULAR, that's made my day

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NApalm

Nice pics everyone, even the dypsis. Haha

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edric

Really great thread Paul, Ed

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cobra2326

Tim,

Whats the story on that alleged adangensis? Did you get it from Jeff? Oh! And about how tall is that maculata? Thanks :)

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Kennybenjamin

Excellent contributions Tim and Cindy, you both make strong arguments with those photo's. Thanks for joining in!

You too Bo, thanks!! I also have many more Dypsis than the others combined, that's why we thought it would have to take two to challenge Dypsis!

Team Dypsis I think we need to see some manangerensis and mad fox's etc.... I know they are out there!!

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Kennybenjamin

As I suspected there is some pretty colourful stuff coming from the Pinanga's and Areca's.... I will have to try to combat that....

Dypsis sambiranensis...

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ariscott

Large dypsis is a pain!!! Planted a few and they do nothing.... Now that spot is stagnant, everything grows around them so fast that you forgot they were there. No more big dypsis for me. I will just plant the last 2 robusta I have, when I have a spot that I don't really care and leave the rest for you.

My areca is not big enough to show... my pinanga is in my shady corner which is getting harder and harder to photograph. What about calyptrocalyx. That would have to be one of my favourite too :)

Regards, Ari :)

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Kennybenjamin

Dypsis can certainly compete with color!!

Dypsis rivularis.....

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cobra2326

We have aerial roots!

Areca vestiaria:

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Daryl

Some more Dypsis colour...

Stem of D.'florenciae' or paludosa etc

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Crownshaft colour on same species

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How to make a statement...

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I do have to say that A.macrocalyx of Tim's is stunning!

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Tyrone

I voted Dypsis even though I love Areca and Pinanga. I can grow way more Dypsis than the other two and where I'm moving won't be able to grow any Areca or Pinanga. So Dypsis wins.

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richnorm

I voted Dypsis even though I love Areca and Pinanga. I can grow way more Dypsis than the other two and where I'm moving won't be able to grow any Areca or Pinanga. So Dypsis wins.

Wrong again Tyrone, you will very likely be able to grow a few Pinanga. Areca is more of a challenge though might have a chance with Areca triandra if you ship in a large one. Here's Pinanga javana grown to perfection in NZ...

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RPS has Pinanga polymorpha at present....

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Bill Austin

There sure a lot of colorfull pinangas and arecas so far and I must say I am a big fan of them. But my dypsis future is so bright they have to wearpost-4755-0-57177600-1389923280_thumb.jp

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I have to catch by breath I will be right back.

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Cindy Adair

What a delightful thread!! I'm so glad I don't have to choose in real life!

Large dypsis is a pain!!! Planted a few and they do nothing.... Now that spot is stagnant, everything grows around them so fast that you forgot they were there. No more big dypsis for me. I will just plant the last 2 robusta I have, when I have a spot that I don't really care and leave the rest for you.

My areca is not big enough to show... my pinanga is in my shady corner which is getting harder and harder to photograph. What about calyptrocalyx. That would have to be one of my favourite too :)

Regards, Ari :)

Ari, We know you are busy, but glad to hear from you whenever you get a chance!

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Bill Austin

Ok I got my breath back round two here we go.

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Well thats it for this dypsis team. :yay::yay:

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