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Today I have some pics of traveling to Prachinburi Thailand, the last Habitat of Corypha lecomtei.

Among group of Corypha, C.lecomtei is the most attractive in genus with very long light green black stripped and upright forming petiole. As same as others Corypha, C.lecomtei end their own life after extremely flowering. This way could make them endanger in few century, cause one thing C.lecomtei difference from others, it rarely to see and can be found only in the last habitat here in Prachineburi.

Prachinburi is 4hrs east from Bangkok, here is the map we was going to. Let's tour!!!

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And we ahead to Thaplan National Park to take some photo of ornamental corypha.

All palm on next couple post is only Corypha lecomtei, no other species mix here.

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This photo show black stripped petiole on C.lecomtei, clearly difference from others Corypha.

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After it end the life. So sad.  :(

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burning.

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My girlfriend Palsiri compare to whole plant.

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Old leaf

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Who plan to grow this plant should prepare a little more(much :D ) space for it's leaf falling.

Me and my favorite palm.

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Old photo I've take since 2006 at Nong Nooch TBG

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paulgila

amazing photos,komkrit,as usual!i enjoyed them very much.

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bgl

Komkrit,

That's an amazing place with absolutely incredible palms. Coryphas are among my favorites and there's nothing like seeing them in their natural environment! Thanks for the great photos!

Bo-Göran

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Gileno Machado

Very nice palms Komkrit.

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Zac in NC

Very nice pictures Komkrit. Thanks for sharing them.

Zac

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osideterry

Those get me every time I see them. Thanks for posting them

I know I could never grow a Corypha in Southern California, but if I wanted to even get a kinda-sorta-similar effect, what would my best option be? My guess would be Sabal yapa or Sabal riverside. Any better ideas?

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JakeK

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hopefully it won't go extinct in the wild for a very long time if at all.

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ricky

hi komkrit fantastic pictures i never realised how huge these palms get i wish i could grow them here but i don't think they would like the uk climate and again thank you for the tour

regards ricky

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Al in Kona

Komkrit - thank you for showing all these great photos of Corypha lecomtei.  This especially interests me as I do have a very small one growing in our garden here in Hawaii.  I planted it directly in the ground as a small seedling and it has grown very slowly as a young plant. It is now about 1m (3 ft.) tall.

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Utopia Palms

Great photos Komkrit

Do you have a nick name? is it "Park"?

I was looking at some photos of a Blue tassel fern Hupazia sp do you collect these as well?

Thank you for all those great photos of Corypha lecomtei

Clayton.

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Thank you for thinking of us when you go on tour...your pictures are the high point of Palmtalk !!!!

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(osideterry @ Mar. 05 2007,19:50)

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Those get me every time I see them. Thanks for posting them

I know I could never grow a Corypha in Southern California, but if I wanted to even get a kinda-sorta-similar effect, what would my best option be? My guess would be Sabal yapa or Sabal riverside. Any better ideas?

Sabal Mauritiaformis would be my choice. In fact, it IS my choice... :)

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(STEVE IN SO CAL @ Mar. 05 2007,23:07)

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Thank you for thinking of us when you go on tour...your pictures are the high point of Palmtalk !!!!

I agree, the pictures are always great! Every time I see a new thread from komkrit, I know it will be good.

                Thanks Komkrit,

                   

                                     Mike

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amazondk

Komkrit,

Thank you for the pictures. It looks quite dry there.  What months are the dry season and how much rain per year do you get.

dk

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Daryl

Real hard core palm porn!  Corypha are such magnificent palms.

Thanks for the photos!

Daryl

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Kris

Dear Friend  :)

no words in praise of your work_I was floored to the

ground flat and with my hands worshipping those palms.

an asian will understand what i ment_the devotion part

of it.

whenever i ask god where are you and i wish to see your

grandeir_here comes the answer_son just look at these

pictures from you asian brotherin.THIS IS WHERE IAM.

I have on words since all the tail pot & its brother are all my

favouriate under fan palms catagoury.i was just kissing my

monitor_in awe & surprise.

God you are every where and iam just humbled by seeing

all your wonderful creations.

Thank you very much Komikrit,you made my day"full of joy"

This is what i call a tour !

Love,

Kris(India).

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Kom Thai Palm

Thanks everyone very much for a kind word.

I really love Corypha and glad to know someone love the same thing. There are lot of Thai Palms in habitat I haven't explore yet such as Metroxylon sagu, Eleiodoxa conferta, Pholidocarpus macrocarpus, Kerriodoxa elegans, Maxburretia furtadoana. Plan to take all just once in my life. If have chance I will share them to everyone in next occasion.

Thanks

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(osideterry @ Mar. 06 2007,02:50)

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Those get me every time I see them. Thanks for posting them

I know I could never grow a Corypha in Southern California, but if I wanted to even get a kinda-sorta-similar effect, what would my best option be? My guess would be Sabal yapa or Sabal riverside. Any better ideas?

I don't really know which palm can survive there in California. Anyway following palm is not similar to Corypha, but the same thing them have is long upright leaf form. I love both  :;): .

Nypa fruticans

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(Al in Kona @ Mar. 06 2007,05:14)

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Komkrit - thank you for showing all these great photos of Corypha lecomtei.  This especially interests me as I do have a very small one growing in our garden here in Hawaii.  I planted it directly in the ground as a small seedling and it has grown very slowly as a young plant. It is now about 1m (3 ft.) tall.

Hello Al

I know you are one(& Bo) who are growing this palm and your plant is very nice. I have serveral seedlings but small in pot. Seem they very slow growing when seedling. Maybe they are busy developing root system for prepare a larger size, think. In habitat they are one palm that hard drought tolerant. Native people told me when Corypah sprout, they won't die anyway even natural fire burning. That's true story. See above picture having burning some Corypha, they still alive and will push new leaf on next rain. Cause their extra deep root system.

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(Utopia Palms @ Mar. 06 2007,05:34)

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Great photos Komkrit

Do you have a nick name? is it "Park"?

I was looking at some photos of a Blue tassel fern Hupazia sp do you collect these as well?

Thank you for all those great photos of Corypha lecomtei

Clayton.

I have not much knowledge of fern common name. Do you have Botanical name that one? I don't found any result by using google search that fern. Do you collect fern as well? Here Thai market have more amazing fern if you interest.

"Park" ..... it sound like good one. Although that one not mine but I like.

Thanks Clayton

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(amazondk @ Mar. 06 2007,13:52)

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Komkrit,

Thank you for the pictures. It looks quite dry there.  What months are the dry season and how much rain per year do you get.

dk

Hello Don,

In Thai, season may not same like US or Europe. Summer here start form March - May, very hot and dry, everyone fear!! Unlike US, seem everyone enjoy summer  :laugh:

Rain here is more amount to make everything green start from June - October especially southern Thailand is extra rain to Febuary, it's truely wet-hot tropical climate. And 80% of Thai palms there  :laugh:

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Kom Thai Palm

Hello Kris

Thanks for your word, my friend.

How about your Nypa seeds? Are them fine? Would love to know.

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jam99

Great detailed photos!

I wonder if the long petiole is a result of palm's adaptation to growing in a species rich habitat where it tries to outrun its competitors in search of the sun light. I notice older specimens with longer trunks have shorter petioles.

Keep them coming.

Cheers, Jan

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bgl

Komkrit,

Photos of Maxburretia in habitat would definitely be interesting (well, ALL the palms that you mentioned would of course be of interest...! :) ). I think very few people are actually able to grow this palm. I tried a few of them here a number of years ago (acquired from Floribunda), but unfortunately, they were never happy and subsequently died. I believe they grow on limestone in the wild, and, thus have very unique soil requirements.

Bo-Göran

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Alan_Tampa

Eleiodoxa conferta  must see, please!?!

Alan

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Kris

(redvdox @ Mar. 07 2007,10:02)

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Hello Kris

Thanks for your word, my friend.

How about your Nypa seeds? Are them fine? Would love to know.

Dear Komikrit  :)

I have good news & bad news regarding those Nypa Fruticas

seeds that you sent me.

Good news is that all the seeds germinated in well water,these seeds are left floating in a container.

bad news is that amoung them one seed its root spindle

assembly just feel off into water.this seems to be S.O.S

situation since the germinated seeds should be saved

from furthur damage.i want to know what am i doing wrong ?

Should i place the germinated seed in pots with soil covered and them submursing the pot into a barrel of

water,giving it a sought of a pond effect.

komikrit if you know any nypa growers will you ask them

how can i save those germinated seeds from dieying...

kindly help me out on this man !

i will post stills of those seeds in a new thread.

should i D.A.P fertilizer to the water in which its floating ?

Help needed soon... :(

Thanks & Love,

Kris.

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SubTropicRay

Maxburretia sounds like one for limestone rich south Florida.

Great Corypha photos.  I was unaware of this palms tolerance to fire.

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philinsydney

Komkrit,

There used to be a Thai contributor called bangsoon on this site; do you know him?

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Kom Thai Palm
Komkrit,

There used to be a Thai contributor called bangsoon on this site; do you know him?

Philip,

Many Thai(s) I've known are often read this forum, ...and almost don't reveal himself/herself. I don't know why  ??? . Maybe him/her need to read only. "bangsoon" is actually thai name meaning for "Johannesteijsmannia" and maybe I know if you notice me his real name.

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