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and last ones :

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Pal Meir

Great photos! :) Sydney RBG has really an impressive palm collection. :o Now we need only a catalogue with all the names of those palms! :D

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I would be fun to compare a palm and cycad list for the Sydney RBG to lists for gardens in the San Diego area.  

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Facts file update

In the last 2 weeks a lot of new species have been planted out at the RBGS.

Many have no name plates until they get larger. All the palms from the old Tropical house were planted out in the gardens, no other choice as the building needed replacing.

Some species survived the move fortunately. Total species has dropped due to this unfortunately. The staff there have tried very hard to keep the tropical species healthy.

At last check, the RBGS is now in the top 2 or 3 collections of palm species in Australia.

 Sydney bg has about 80 more species than Brisbane botanic gardens and about 160 unique species compared to Brisbane bg.

The plan long term is to continue adding rare species to the collection.

Fortunately there is still many multiples of common species that can make way for rare ones.

Keep visiting, many more gems to find

Regards

Colin

 

 

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19 hours ago, palmtreesforpleasure said:

Facts file update

In the last 2 weeks a lot of new species have been planted out at the RBGS.

Many have no name plates until they get larger. All the palms from the old Tropical house were planted out in the gardens, no other choice as the building needed replacing.

Some species survived the move fortunately. Total species has dropped due to this unfortunately. The staff there have tried very hard to keep the tropical species healthy.

At last check, the RBGS is now in the top 2 or 3 collections of palm species in Australia.

 Sydney bg has about 80 more species than Brisbane botanic gardens and about 160 unique species compared to Brisbane bg.

The plan long term is to continue adding rare species to the collection.

Fortunately there is still many multiples of common species that can make way for rare ones.

Keep visiting, many more gems to find

Regards

Colin

 

 

Thanks Colin for the info and very good job :)

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palmtreesforpleasure

There is a list of all the palms, for security reasons some we do not want to make to public until they are bigger. Probably need to make a list that can be published safely.

Probably being over protective

regards

colin

PS 

Hi Mohsen, 

did you find all the Chambyronia macrocarpa , form houailou yet? there is 4, Did you find the large Ravenea robusta, variegated form or the Howea forsteriana variegated form?

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I had a visit to the Sydney Botanic Gardens a couple of weeks ago and thought I post some photos here there might be some good before and after shots when comparing to Mohsen's photos from a couple of years ago.  The Sydney gardens have an amazing collection considering the temperate climate, and some of the individual specimens are the best representation of their species that I've seen.

First up: Burretiokentia - pretty sure these are hapala20171025_142034_resized.thumb.jpg.5834fa

Licuala ramsayi

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And this variegated Ravenea rivularis.  Aside from the variegation, this specimen was memorable due to the sheer girth of the trunk.  I couldn't get a good photo in there, but it was easily in the same league as Jubaea.

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Couldn't find a label on this. Definitely Dypsis, maybe lastelliana.

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Dypsis ceracea (or is it now nauseosa or tsaravoasira?) showing nice new frond colour.

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Chambeyronia 'houailou'. There was also another nice group planting of 3 of a similar size that I didn't get a photo of.  Great looking palms up close, such thick leathery leaves.

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Jubaeopsis caffra

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Wallichia densiflora (or now oblongifolia I believe)

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Dypsis ambositrae

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Chamaedorea benziei. The Chamaedorea collection alone at Sydney is probably more extensive than than total palm collection at our gardens in Melbourne, and all were grown to perfection.

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Hedyscepe canterburyana

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Lytocaryum insigne

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This one was labelled a D. hovomantsina, but it looked more like the palm often labelled as D. ovobontsira or 'Dark Mealybug'20171025_143637_resized.thumb.jpg.5d9171

No label on this one and it was a bit hidden in amongst everything. Could this be Genome undata?

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One of my favourites - Burretiokentia koghiensis, next to a big Roystonea oleracea trunk.

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Moratia (now Cyphokentia?) cerifera. Look closely and you'll see a group of 3, with 2 taller ones behind.  I think the label said these were planted in the 1980s.20171025_143811_resized.thumb.jpg.ed9282

Chambeyronia 'hookeri'. Photo doesn't do it justice, but this is the fattest one I've seen. For size reference, you can see a Caryota obtusa frond to the right.

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Dypsis arenarum

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Johanesteijmannia altifrons. These were a nice surprise to see looking so happy.

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Hyophorbe indica

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A group of old Cyphosperma balansae

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Hyophorbe vershaffeltii

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Burretiokentia vieilardii (with Dypsis lastelliana behind)

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Archontophoenix purpurea (behind we've got some different shuttlecock palms - Cyphosperma balansae again, Rhopalostylis sapida and Cyphohoenix nucele)

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Dypsis utilis

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Dypsis carlsmithii

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A group of Chamaedorea nationsiana

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No label on this one, but I think it has to be Alloschmidia (Basselinia) glabrata

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Dypsis albofarinosa

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Cryosophila guagara. The silver undersides of the fronds were impressive.

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Hydriastele microspadix

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No label but I think this might be an unhappy Tahina. When I looked closely the leaf arrangement was distichous and leaf bases had that white/light grey Tahina colour.

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Speaking of distichous, Wallichia disticha

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Chamaedorea alternans

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Ptychosperma waitianum

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Chamaedorea tepejilote clumping form

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No label but I was thinking Euterpe edulis 'orange crownshaft'?

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Chamaedorea woodsoniana

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Schippia concolor

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Zombia

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Brahea calcarea

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A big Beccariophoenix. I guess this one would be fenestralis

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