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Here is the first photos from Madagascar.

Dypsis Decipians

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Dypsis Ifanadianaea

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Dypsis Manangarensis

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Dypsis Sp., this palm was found in the highland of Romanafana to the west of the park. I have no idea what it is but it was absolutely massive.

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Another

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Here is some photos of Dypsis Prestoniana.

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Tyrone

More more more

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Gtlevine

Here is a lousy picture of me, but a fantastic picture of Dypsis White Stem.

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Dypsis Black Stem

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FossilNypa

Wow! The Dypsis in post 1 looks really impressive. Nice photos.

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FossilNypa

Which is the species for Dypsis 'black stem' ?

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STEVE IN SO CAL

I see that you ripped your britches playing with the palms..

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DoomsDave

Gary!

More pictures!

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DYpsis Basilonga

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Dypsis Sp. on Mt Vatovavy

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Unknown Dypsis on Mt Vatovavy

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Here is a beautiful Dypsis from Ambositra

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Ravenea Musicalis

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Utopia Palms

Great photos!

Gary do you have a few more photos of the Dypsis Ifanadianaea in particular a photo of the crown shaft, was it colored at all? Thank you for listing them there are a few fantastic looking species there. That photo in post 7 looks like a giant form of D.nauseosa!

Ps Mike from Cairns said Hi, he is having a few more little problems with his computer and should be back on soon.

Clayton.

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paulgila

spectacular photos,gary!that "black stem" is really amazing!

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BS Man about Palms

wowwowwowowoowoowowowowowowowowowowowowow!!!!!

Hey Gary! That palm in post 15 bears a striking resemblance to Deans OCWS in the front yard..  ???

Dean?

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Matt in SD

Awesome Gary!  That color on that black stem Dypsis is really unreal.  It looks to me like some sort of bizarre hybrid or something.  The leaflets actually look very similar to 'slick willy' but the rest of it is definitely much cooler.

Matt

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bgl

Gary,

What an incredible trip that must have been! I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos, and I hope you have many more! You must have been on Dypsis overload big time...! :)

Bo-Göran

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Walter John

Fantastic palms...............more pretty please.

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PALM MOD

Whoa!!!

Unreal Gary.  :)

How many photos do you have?

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eastern.nurseries

Just beautiful , the first pic is a palm classic.

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madagascarbob

Is that pine trees I see behind the Decipians ,it seems so strange they grow on a dry hill rather than a wet valley.It looks like california foot hills.

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quaman58

Gary,

Breathtaking pics, what an experience it must have been. All the incredible Dypsis aside, that is the most classic pic I've ever seen of Ravenea musicalis. Awesome!

Bret

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deezpalms

Incredible pictures Gary!!! Please post more!!!!  :;):

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Gtlevine

(Utopia Palms @ May 18 2007,00:01)

QUOTE
Great photos!

Gary do you have a few more photos of the Dypsis Ifanadianaea in particular a photo of the crown shaft, was it colored at all? Thank you for listing them there are a few fantastic looking species there. That photo in post 7 looks like a giant form of D.nauseosa!

Ps Mike from Cairns said Hi, he is having a few more little problems with his computer and should be back on soon.

Clayton.

I have some more close ups, I will post them once I get them uploaded. Dypsis Ifanadianaes was one of the most beautiful palms in Madagascar when you see it in real life, the crownshaft and trunk has nice color. Tell Mike Hi, he was super nice and a big help to me organizing my trip.

Gary

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Gtlevine

(madagascarbob @ May 18 2007,09:34)

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Is that pine trees I see behind the Decipians ,it seems so strange they grow on a dry hill rather than a wet valley.It looks like california foot hills.

Yes, almost all of the central plateau is gone and nothing but secondary vegetation. Dypsis Decipians is one of the few survivors, I saw several with burned trunks that survived the fires. They also grow in a climate similar to Southern Cal, hot and dry with cool winters.

Gary

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Jeff Searle

Gary,

    Sweeeeet! It's nice to see you saw some of the really nice species(popular) that were in the areas you went. I bet you did alot of .......just staring and wondering, what the hell am I looking at?????? Great photos. Thanks,

Jeff

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tropicalb

WOW!

more please Gary....truly stunning photos.

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Don Little

TRULY SPECTACULAR!!!!

Thanks Gary I hope you have more pics.  That decipiens is massive, seeing them in their natural environment no wonder they do good here.  The black stem is out of this world especially the color on the crownshaft.  Is it sold under anyother name here?  I also enjoyed the Ravenea musicalis, I can see why they are so happy with tons of water.

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(madagascarbob @ May 18 2007,06:34)

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Is that pine trees I see behind the Decipians ,it seems so strange they grow on a dry hill rather than a wet valley.It looks like california foot hills.

That's exactly what I thought, "hey that looks like san diego county!"

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Peter

Fantastic photos Gary.  I'm hoping you also took lots of non-palm photos and look forward to seeing those as well.

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elHoagie

Fantastic Gary!  It looks like you saw a LOT of great stuff.

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Joe palma

Awesome! Great pictures Gary.

That decipiens is massive. Yep, surrounding area sure looks like So Cal in that pic!

The musicalis kicks butt too.

Thanks!

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kylecawazafla

dang great pics. esp. the Ravenea muscalis. There hasn't been a new photo of a mature one on the web in ages

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Gtlevine

Here are some Isalo Pics, first is Ravenea Glauca.

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Dypsis Onilehensis.

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