I had been here some five years before and a lot has grown A LOT since. I wasn't sure if it was the same place at first until I got inside. I was trying not to repeat photos from my last post of the Gardens by the Bay a few days ago. It is hard coming from California when around every corner there are perfect "Lipstick" and "Joey" specimens. The one in the cage is the Lodoicea Maldivica. There were two other cages with ones that didn’t make it (dead). This is a public park and the cage keeps out dogs, kids, and fellow palm geeks like me. ENJOY
Ran by Fairchild for a couple hours last Thursday afternoon. Sharing some quick mobile pic updates.
First, Lodoicea in the Conservatory. Hard to get a good shot because space is cramped.
1. Full plant shot + Hubby.
2. Detail of emerging new leaf.
3. & 4. General leaf detail (I find leaf detail shots to be eye candy ).
Next, in the comments below, are some sad Copernicia updates...
Check out this interesting article about Lodoicea Maldivica, they still don't know why the seeds are so large and how the female flowers get pollinated...
By Peter Timmermans
Still sorting out my 8000+ photos of the 2016 Biennial and Post-Biennial. Both trips were a perfect mix of cultivated palms and palms in habitat. I had a great time, so a big thank you to everyone who organised and attended the trips! One of the higlights was of course the iconic Double Coconut with leaves up to 10 m2 growing in the botanic gardens of Singapore and Darwin. An amazing palm considering the poor conditions in which it grows in the Seychelles.
I have a section from a triple segment coco de mer.
I cannot seem to find anything about it on the internet.
Can anyone help me and point me in the right direction?