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Whats your rarest palm?

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tjwalters
I think mine would have to be Pseudopheonix ekmanii.

Cool. :)

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LJG

What is this Dave? Got some details or pics?

Actinokentia "Diva" not much to look at.

So far.

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Jason in Orlando
I think mine would have to be Pseudopheonix ekmanii.

Wow.

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Geoff

I may not have any rare palms, but I have taken photos of a few... here is the rarest palm I have seen: Pritchariopsis in Nong Nooch Gardens.

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aztropic
I think mine would have to be Pseudopheonix ekmanii.

Good choice! That is a beautiful speciman.

Here's one of mine thats been growing in Arizona for 6 or more years.Got it as a small 1 gallon seedling for $20. Although not as fat as the Florida examples,mine has been a slow but steady grower and is currently 25 inches tall overall.

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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pogobob

Mine is cyphokentia macrostchya and also syagrus abreojos :drool:

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LilikoiLee

So many interesting palms that I have never heard of before; thanks for starting this thread, Howeadypsis!

As others have commented, I am not sure what constitutes a “rare” palm. I noticed that we hear the word “rare” a lot during purchasing trips to nurseries. The term is either very loosely used or we have a lot of rare palms. I believe the former to be true. What is important to us is that our garden contain palms we don't see regularly.

Here is the most recent “rare” palm we have purchased, Pholidostachys pulchra. We had never seen it before and found it very beautiful even though it needs some TLC. Sorry the photo is so cluttered; the smaller palms on the left are different species of Pinanga.

Lee

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Caribbean Palms

I couldn't choose just one, so here goes:

Coccothrinax alexandri, C. baracoensis, C. garciana,C. munizii, C. pseudorigida

Copernicia cowellii, Copernicia ekmanii

Thrinax rivularis, Hemithrinax ekmaniana

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tew

Mine would be:

Chamaedorea Tuerckheimii

Licuala Mapu

Variegated Caryota Mitis

Coccothrinax Borhidiana

a four leafed Thrinax Ekmaniana

Chamaerops Humilis "volcano"

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Kris
Kris, that Corypha Locomtei is very pretty.

Dear Troy :)

Iam glad you liked those stills,here is a still of the one that is growing in our house garden planted few months ago.And these seeds are avaliable with Komikrit & Rps.com

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?sh...ic=4234&hl=

http://www.rarepalmseeds.com/shop/CorLec.shtml

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Lots of love,

Kris :)

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neoflora

Rarest palm I have is Dypsis White Stem! Total number of palms in the world is 5!

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Neoasis

I just started growing palms a couple of years ago, but it didn't take long before I was addicted.....

I have some rarities that are sprouting now:

Attalea dubia

Phoenix theophrastii ssp. 'Golkoy'

Trachycarpus oreophilus

Trachycarpus geminisectus

Sabal uresana 'Green Form'

These are all still small, mostly just planted this year from seed, so I won't bother posting pics of single strap leaves (or in the case of the Golkoy and A. dubia, pots with germinated seeds that haven't broken the surface yet).

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RJ
On 8/2/2009, 7:44:52, ErikSJI said:

Mine would be the Butia X cocos.

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So, have to ask... what did this end up being???? 

I know this is a 12 year old post so assuming it was the real deal the beans would be spilled by now :D

 

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cm05

Trachycarpus takil....

Much prettier than Trachycarpus fortunei, hopefully it’s just as hardy (or hardier) as I’ve seen mixed reviews.

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KrisKupsch

probably Basselinia humboldtiana

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GottmitAlex

Red Tahiti dwarf (Haari Papua,) 

More than likely they're ubiquitous in the tropics, but for my neck of the woods, they're quite rare.

 

 

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quaman58

This thread's a great time capsule, both in terms as what people consider "rare" at a point in time, as well as the aggregate of knowledge within the forum.

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Fusca

Agree with Bret.  My "rare" palm is a Cryosophila warscewiczii that I am growing as an indoor container plant.  Not sure how rare it is but I certainly don't see it discussed much here and really don't understand why it isn't more popular.  My rarest in-ground palm is either Acrocomia aculeata or Brahea calcarea which aren't really rare but I would say rare around here!

Jon

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Ilovepalm

My beccariophoenix alfredii sprout

 

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NC_Palms

Hmm this is a hard question. Most of the palms I am growing are rare in North Carolina but common elsewhere.

My "rarest" palm is a tie between my Rhapis and my Washingtonia filifera. I would also say my Washingtonia robusta, but believe it not, there used to be a lot of robustas in Eastern NC that were planted when the climate was milder in the '90s but have been quickly dying off within last two decades. 

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