A couple of years ago, the Palm Society of Southern California had a meeting and tour of Jeff Brusseau's home in Vista. At the end of the meeting Jeff had a bunch of cuttings from some undergrowth plants that he gave away to the attendees. I remember talking to him about how special plants were to him that he received from others. I always think of that tour and Jeff's generosity in hosting the event when I look at this plant. I know I heard what it was at the time, but I don't remember it's name. Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of the colorful underside of the leaf of this plant. Bottom line, I'm looking for the ID. And thanks again to Jeff & his wife, I know that there were a lot of other folks who have propagated the many cuttings he shared that day.
I was recently asked to put up some photos of my two boys--never been asked that on Palmtalk and I was flattered to say the least! So I went searching through my old emails and this is a few of what I found.
First up is Jansin and me next to some of our favorite Copernicias(we call them muscle palms, in a deep voice and we always grab our biceps when we mention them) at Fairchild.