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Some more pics from Isalo. The first two here are Ravenea Glaucas, these were magnificant in the canyons.

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Gtlevine

Here is a palm I am not sure what it is, it's from Isalo in the habitat of Dypsis Onilehensis, but it looks quite a bit different. Does anyone care to guess what it is?

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Gary...that second Glauca pic looks like it has a crownshaft ...?

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MattyB

Could the last two be the elusive Dypsis onilahensis upright form?  

Great stuff Gary!  Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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Matt in SD

Nice photos.  In that first one, there is a Dypsis onilahensis right in the middle of the glauca's.  It's the tallest palm, you can see a crownshaft and also make out the trunk rings on the way down.  I can't imagine how old that palm must be.  It's pretty cool to see them growing together.

Matt

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STEVE IN SO CAL

My Onilahensis is solitary, and it used to bum me out...seems it's the real deal, though. All I see in these photos are solitary palms.

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paulgila

the 1st pic in post 81 is "bitchen"as we used to say.

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STEVE IN SO CAL

(pohonkelapa @ May 22 2007,01:40)

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the 1st pic in post 81 is "bitchen"as we used to say.

Yes, that word replaced 'groovy', one of my favorites...

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palmazon

what is this - Jeff Spiccoli meets Greg Brady?

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tropicalb

also replaced "boss"...

remember that one?

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tropicalb

back to the glaucas....I have 100 of em going right now , and by the look of Gary's pics, looks like I did the right thing!

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Gtlevine

Steve your right, never can pull a fast one past a palm nut. I rushed to get the photos up and missed that.

The third palm has me stumped, I found both forms of Dypsis Onilehensis in different canyons at Isalo, but this palm was very different than both of those forms. It is in the canyon at many different sizes but it does not appear to clump as much as Onilehensis, if at all. It is a very beautiful and elegant palm, unfortunately I could not get any seed from this one.

Gary

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Gary...I would imagine you are suffering from POS (palm overload syndrome)...you are forgiven

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Matt in SD

Gary,

Could the palm in the third pic be the elusive 'slick willy' aka 'bef' aka 'brevinodus'?  Were there any doubles of it?

Matt

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MattyB

Oh, shnap.  Matt you are good.

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Gtlevine

Not a bad guess Matt, but the leaves are a lighter green and not as formal in appearance. Looking back at the photos of Jeff Marcus Slick Willie, I would say probably no, but can't be sure.

Gary

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MattyB

The slick willy has very fine leaves too from what I remember.  Nice try Matt. :;):  :laugh:

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Cycadcenter

HOLY COW.....................

That photo of the Bissy habitat is unreal.

Any chance of getting some printed off in large format and sell them,   you could probably sell enough for another trip.

Thanks

Bruce

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LJG

Great shots Gary. Judging by how you wear your hair and goatee, I always knew you were artsy. :)

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kylecawazafla

Keep the photos comming! They're incredible.... still!

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BS Man about Palms

(Cycadcenter @ May 22 2007,13:49)

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HOLY COW.....................

That photo of the Bissy habitat is unreal.

Any chance of getting some printed off in large format and sell them,   you could probably sell enough for another trip.

Thanks

Bruce

Yeah, I told him he should make posters for sale. At the very least hang a large picture at Rancho Soledad!!!!

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

:) Hi Gary.

          Looks like you had a great time.Great photo,s

       keep them coming .

     Good to see you caught up with Bill Beattie, Really

     great guy, with a head full of information.

     Glad to see everyone home safe and sound,

     Send you a P.M soon.

     Regards.    Mike.E.

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mppalms

How tall does onilahensis get?  Judging from the photos, it appears > 40 ft.  Is that about right?

And, were the D. onilahensis photographed clumpers or single-trunked?  Thanks.

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Gtlevine

(mppalms @ May 24 2007,14:10)

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How tall does onilahensis get?  Judging from the photos, it appears > 40 ft.  Is that about right?

And, were the D. onilahensis photographed clumpers or single-trunked?  Thanks.

Most were multiples and some of them got quite tall, maybe 30 feet.

Gary

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Gtlevine

Here are some more photos. The following are Dypsis Betafaka at Alfreds nursery.

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Gtlevine

Some more.

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Gtlevine

Some non palms, Baobab with me for scale.

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Operculacaryi

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Aloe Suzanne

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Gtlevine

Wildlife.

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Gtlevine

Brunos dog Footsy.

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Ground Boa

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Gtlevine

Dypsis Lastelliana in Masoala.

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Dypsis Decaryii in habitat.

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Gtlevine

More non palms. Aloe Voambe

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Gtlevine

Dypsis Crinita

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Gtlevine

Lemurs

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Gtlevine

Dypsis Madagascariensis.

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bgl

Gary,

Great pictures! Hope you have many more to surprise us with every now and then! The photo of D. decaryi in habitat gave me a whole new appreciation for this species. That's one Dypsis that even though it will certainly grow here, it'll never look its best. Probably too wet here. And the betafaka is exquisite!!

Bo-Göran

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Alan_Tampa

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A Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii)   How lucky are you?  Very!

Alan

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Gtlevine

Alan, the Parsons is just one of many types I saw on a night walk through the rainforest in Romanafana, it was a blast.

Bo, Alfred said the Betafaka is a giant palm in habitat, the leaves are unlike any that I have seen. You definately should start your grove of Betafakas, I have one I bought from Jerry Andersen and I will definately have to get up there and buy several more.

Gary

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STEVE IN SO CAL

You can keep the spider...

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Urban Rainforest

(Gtlevine @ May 27 2007,17:17)

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Alan, the Parsons is just one of many types I saw on a night walk through the rainforest in Romanafana, it was a blast.

Bo, Alfred said the Betafaka is a giant palm in habitat, the leaves are unlike any that I have seen. You definately should start your grove of Betafakas, I have one I bought from Jerry Andersen and I will definately have to get up there and buy several more.

Gary

Gary, Thanks for posting those pics of the Betafaka. I planted one in March and it was looking so good that I bought another one at the Quail sale before I saw your pics and now I'm really glad I did!

Thanks,

Steve

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