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Another look.

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Dypsis sp.

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A small juvenile Mealy Bug.

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Looking up into the crown of a massive Ravenea krociana.

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Peter sitting under a Ravenea krociana showing just how big the trunck is.

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Paradise.

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One of our two guides for the hike.

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My only picture of the very rare Dypsis trapezoidea. It's a very small palm that also has a similar leaf as D. thiryana. I only remember seeing about 4, maybe 5 plants. They blend in with ferns on the forest floor, which makes them hard to find.

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Enjoying paradise.

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Last one showing the beautiful color.

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This is Dypsis basilonga, which grows up near the top of Mt. Vatovavy. The elevation there is around 500 meters. It's easy to identify with it's long" basal" leaflets near the petiole.

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Another look.

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This we were pretty sure was Masoala kona. There were very few of these growing there that we saw.

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A more closer look.

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We sent our guide up to look for some seeds.

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Dypsis sp.

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This was Dypsis eriostachys, showing it's beautiful bifid leaves. This is the only known location of this palm's habitat.

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And my last picture of my trip, another Dypsis eriostachys with a nice red emergent new leaf.

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BS Man about Palms

Thanks Jeff!   I am enjoying Madagascar overload!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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www.dadluvsu.com

Ditto BS!  MORE MORE MORE!

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wendisplantation

Really amazing pics, Jeff-

Looks like all had a great time!!!

Beautiful palms!!

Cute Lemurs and cool lizards!

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2007‎ ‎9‎:‎08‎:‎26‎, Jeff Searle said:

This we were pretty sure was Masoala kona. There were very few of these growing there that we saw.

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Wow    :wub:

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