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Visiting the Canary Islands 11 years later! Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2019!

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kylecawazafla

I had the privilege of going to the Canary Islands when I was 18 years old and working with palmtalk's Carlo Morici! Well, 11 years later, I finally had the chance to return. It's incredible how much the Palmetum has developed in such a short time and how extensive their collection is! Carlo was my host again, and it was such a blast. Thank you! 

Here are some photos from the trip, and for the complete album, you can click here: Click here for all of the photos from Tenerife

 

Desmoncus orthacanthos

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Trachycarpus latisectus

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Anaga in Northern Tenerife

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Howea couldn't be happier: La Orotava in Northern Tenerife

 

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Coccothrinax gracilis - probably my favorite Coccothrinax.  

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Tyophonodorum lindleyanum

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Dypsis leptocheilos and madagascriensis

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Cocos nucifera looking towards the other island of Gran Canaria 

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Hemithrinax ekmaniana

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Hemithrinax compacta

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Areca vestiara

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Jubaea chilensis

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Dypsis madagascriensis

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Chamaedorea pochutlensis

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Pinanga caesia

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Probably my favorite tree on the planet: Ficus macrophylla var. columnaris from Lord Howe Island (Not to be confused with the most likely mislabeled one at Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, CA) - Anyone growing this or want to? PM me! 

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Hedyscepe canterburyana

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Brahea armata

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Johannsteijsmannia altifrons

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Prestoea inermis

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The clouds cleared for a brief view of Spain's highest peak, El Teide, at 12,198 feet with a snowcap! 

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Parajubaea cocoides

 

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Me with a Plumeria alba grown from seeds I collected back in Grenada, West Indies.

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Syagrus vermicularis

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Coccothrinax proctorii

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Coccothrinax borhidiana

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Coccothrinax moaensis

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Calamus erectus - with cold damage! Probably one of the most cold sensitive palms at the Palmetum! 

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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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Caryota zebrina

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Chamaedorea brachypoda

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Archontophoenix purpurea

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Rhapis cochinchinensis

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Artocarpus altilis and Carpoxylum

 

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Chambeyronia houailou - I wish I was in the photo for scale - these are gigantic! 

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Metroxylon vitiense

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Pritchardia minor

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Pelagodoxa henryana

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Coccothrinax macroglossa

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Veitchia metiti

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I hope you enjoyed the photos! If you click on the album, feel free to help me with some identifications! Some I'm unsure of as well. 

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Hillizard

Kyle: Thanks so much for posting these images and your album. I loved visiting the palmetum in Tenerife from my office chair today! :D

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Gonzer

Outstanding Kyle (can't think of superlatives right now)

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Zeeth

Anywhere that can grow mature Jubaea and Coconuts in the same garden has an ideal climate! :greenthumb:

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NC_Palms

Fantastic photos! :D

The Canary Islands have been on my bucket list to visit for a while now. 

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Rickybobby

Fantastic!

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Kokioula

Great photos! Amazing range of diversity!

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Kim

Hey Kyle, thanks for the photos! It's been quite a few years since I visited and the palms have grown. :)  I remember Tenerife fondly, and you are so fortunate to visit. Grateful for the photos, thanks! That pic of El Teide is a stunner!

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On 2/17/2019 at 1:13 PM, kylecawazafla said:

Chambeyronia houailou - I wish I was in the photo for scale - these are gigantic! 

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Whoa!

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DoomsDave

Obscenities

exhausted!

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Hilo Jason

Excellent photos!  Thanks for sharing them with us.  What a beautiful location with some amazing palms! 

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Alicante

The Canary Islands are a dream place to be. I enjoyed every single pic! :drool:

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Merlyn2220

I went there about 15 years ago, to the same botanical garden.  At the time I wasn't too interested in palms, but I saw this one in my ~1500 pictures. Any idea what it is?  It sort of looks like a Butia, but not a Odorata?  The leaflets look almost like a Sylvester, but I've never seen one that silver-blue.  Mark me as confused, but I want one!

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11 hours ago, Merlyn2220 said:

I went there about 15 years ago, to the same botanical garden.  At the time I wasn't too interested in palms, but I saw this one in my ~1500 pictures. Any idea what it is?  It sort of looks like a Butia, but not a Odorata?  The leaflets look almost like a Sylvester, but I've never seen one that silver-blue.  Mark me as confused, but I want one!

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That blue phoenix palm looks to me like P. Theophrasti, Its common in southern Spain,Crete-Greece,Moracco,Libya.

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Kris

Dear Kyle,

Thanks for those beautiful visuals...:drool:

Love,

Kris.

 

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Jeff Searle

Kyle, I absolutely enjoyed your photos! The gardens have really come along over the years. There's lots of mature palms now. Thanks!!!

Jeff

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dalmatiansoap

Beautiful pictures and beautiful place! I went there four months ago. Tried to contact and meet Mr Morici but he unfortunately never replied us.

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jimmyt

@kylecawazafla       I have just visited the Canary Isles vicariously through your pics!  Thanks for giving us all that free experience......

 

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Merlyn2220

Here are two more pictures from ~2005, one from the botanical garden and one from the West side, near Playa San Juan.

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palmfriend

Kyle,

a priceless documentation, 

thank you very much!

best regards -

Lars

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kylecawazafla

Thank you for the comments! It's such a special place to grow palms. It's incredible how a place can grow Ceroxylon, Cyrtostachys, Jubaea, and Pelagodoxa. 

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