By Jonathan Haycock
I’m currently living in the UK, but will be emigrating to Australia within the next 2-3 months.
I’m looking for pure seeds of Allagoptera, Jubaeopsis, Lytocaryum, Parajubaea sunkha, Parajubaea cocoides, and hybrid seeds (in any combination) of Allagoptera, Butia, Jubaea, Jubaeopsis, Lytocaryum, Parajubaea, and Syagrus to take with me, or contacts in Australia who have mature specimens of the above.
Appreciate most palm enthusiasts who produce F1 hybrids often won’t offer seeds as it makes more sense to sell the seedlings/plants, but I’m also open to F2’s, F3’s etc.
Does anyone have any success with this palm in a greenhouse or indoor setting? What about any pictures of it growing near you, if you have it in your area?
My wife and I were walking around the resort where we are staying at in Bermuda, when we came across this Phoenix. Looks to be a hybrid (I think)... They trimmed it to only grow as one palm, but the base showed many pups that were chopped. Is this just a Reclinata or Roebelenii x Reclinata? Something else? Either way, it is a beautiful palm and likes it’s look a lot!
Thanks for any insight on this palm identification.
Saw an interesting multi trunk Phoenix today in Destin. Must be a hybrid of some kind. My guess is Phoenix Canariensis and Phoenix Roebelenii hybrid. What say you!
It was seeding too, so took a few and will try to germinate them.
Whenever I am somewhere where two Sabal species ranges intersect, I never seem to see any hybrids. For example, In South Carolina I will see Sabal palmetto with a bunch of Sabal minor at the base (and younger palmetto) but never see any hybrids. Do hybrids rarely happen? I would assume Sabals in habitats that intersected with one another would be a genetic mess, even though it is not really. Does anyone grow any Sabal hybrids or seen them happen? I am confused about the whole hybrid thing when it comes to palms. Sorry if this is a dumb question.