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Has the date been set for the 2018 biennial? I've heard May or June, I would like to know the exact time frame as there is a competing wine trip at about the same time

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Alberto

Some pics at the Quindio Botanical Garden

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Alberto

Chalar, Geonoma undata [low land form]

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Alberto

Every time I try to upload 2 pictures this message appears '' You are only allowed to upload 8mb. ''

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Alberto

Looks a little like the brazilian ´´saí-andorinha´´.It´s probably a close relative.

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Hummingbirds, american flying jewels.

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Alberto

Town of Salento, a foggy , humid and cold morning

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Alberto

It was my plan to post this pics in the topic that Kim beganhe topic that Kim began, but  now I see they are in the ''wrong'' thread

''you never forget your first Ceroxylon in habitat''

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Alberto

Would it be difficult to move this pics to Kim´s topic, 

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mike in kurtistown

I posted some of my Colombian biennial photos on Facebook, thought I'd share a few with PalmTalkers. Fisrt is when we stopped for a few moments on the 3-hour jeep ride to the Tochecito site to see wax palms (Ceroxylon quindiuense):

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Saw these orchids on hillside faces along the trail. Don't know the species, but the leaves were like hard plastic. I understand that flowers appear on the surface of the leaves near the distal end.

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Second wax palm day. Easier 45-min jeep ride on paved road, then a mile hike along this muddy trail. Some went further up the mountain to get up-close pictures.

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Used my telephoto to get a closer shot of the crown of a C. quindiuense:

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I became enamored of the concept of living in the environment of alpine meadows surrounded by wax palms. Here are three shots to show this, the first one seemed to be under construction or enlargement:

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More later.

 

 

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Mostapha

Beautiful pictures. Nature is a wonderful gift, if only some others would learn to appreciate it as it has been given.

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mike in kurtistown

Here are a few more. First up is a huge Manicaria. These monsters loomed out of the bush along pathways.

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Then we saw a species I had never heard of, Mauritiella macroclada. Here is a small one (nice leaves), and then a larger one looms behind a Euterpe oleracea.

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One of the giants of the forest was Oenocarpus bataua:

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A moderate-sized palm with large simple leaves, Geonoma cuneatum, emerges among smaller vegetation.

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We stopped for a bite of lunch in the launches. A local Colombian recipe was served in banana leaves:

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Still more later.

 

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mike in kurtistown

A few more, especially intended fort rare palm lovers. First is Oenocarpus minor. This is Kim's picture, and I think it was taken from a walkway near the lodging at Ladrilleros:

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A monster palm that loomed over the trail out of the brush but was difficult to photograph, was Ammandra decasperma. Our guide was excited to find a male fruit bract:

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A few of us were taken to see a rare acaulescent Attalea, A. cuatrecasana. This is said to have the third largest fruit in the palm world, after Lodoecia and Cocos. I think Mauricio Caixeta has already posted pics of this one, but these are the ones I took:

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Alberto

This is a micro orchid of the genus Pleurothalis sp

. There are some species of the same genus here in Brazil, similar to this one

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mike in kurtistown

My thanks to Alberto for the ID of the orchid species.

I'll finish with some pics of a species that I didn't get to see in person, just wasn't in the right place when a group was taken to see it. The species is Chelyocarpus dianeurus. First is a photo of the palm in habitat, taken by Rick Hawkins and probably already posted.

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I did take pictures of the upper and lower sides of a leaf brought back to the village. Not the prominent silvery look of the underside.

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Finally, after all the trekking through mud, hillsides, dodging snakes, climbing in and out of launches, there came a time to rest. The following pic was not posed, just a random natural composition, but I don't see how I could have composed it better.

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Aloha

 

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Alberto

My wife Nelly and me 

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Alberto

Not sure about the species of this collorfull young leaves. Second Asterogyne sp

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caixeta
12 minutes ago, Alberto said:

Not sure about the species of this collorfull young leaves.

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First : Welfia regia.

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Alberto

Leaves and base of the same palm, Attalea ?

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Alberto

Our brazilian palm friend  Maurício Caixeta looking up. Julie and Eduardo resting somewhat.

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Alberto

Plenty of all kinds of other plants like aroids, orchids, cycads, etc Second pic is a Bactris sp

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