Yesterday I took the following photos of some of the palms in my back yard World's Smallest Jungle
View down the walk toward the Isabelle Canal
Left (east) of walk: Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii in pots and Hydriestele dransfieldii
Right (west) of walk: Kerriodoxa elegans
Ravenea julietae and Chamaedorea geoniformis
Lytocaryum weddellianum & Reinhardtia latisecta Compact x2
Pots of palm seedlings germinated this past growing season
10 Lyto's will be going in the ground this spring...
I have some very fresh Lytocaryum weddellianum pollen. The infloresence popped last night and I left only the female flowers on it. The male flowers can go to whoever wants to give hybridizing a try.
All I ask in return is some of the produced seeds if pollination is succesfull.
Any chance anyone has a lead on plants or seeds of Lytocaryum insigne? Seems they are as rare as hens teeth here in the US. Tried Floribunda but Jeff said he only had plants he was keeping for a seed source...
By Pal Meir
This is the first picture that presents photos of the eophylls of all four Lytocaryum spp together (L hoehnei, L insigne, L itapebiense, and L weddellianum; Lytocaryum is now considered as subgenus of Syagrus):