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We have 3 Tahinas..this is the largest as it obviously loving the water

Peter Balasky and Luke Dollar and of course..Rascal and the girls for size

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Dr Balasky and Luke Dollar are committed to improving life and conservation in Madagascar through education...and the building of schools.

we were discussing the next project which is to add a library to a educational complex that includes primary...middle and high school

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bgl

That's a VERY impressive specimen! :o

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Mohsen

is this the same as the one in my photo in Crains BG?

 

 

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waykoolplantz

No...opposite side of the world

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

I would love to see a pic of a tahina grown next to a bizzie just for comparison. Such prehistoric looking palms , spectacular is a great description!!! 

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PalmatierMeg

Mind blowing. I hope I live long enough to see my little one that size.

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PatientPalms

Sooooo BIIIIIIIIGGG!!!!!  :yay:

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waykoolplantz
4 hours ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

I would love to see a pic of a tahina grown next to a bizzie just for comparison. Such prehistoric looking palms , spectacular is a great description!!! 

Like this

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@waykoolplantz :drool:dang that was fast!!! Please tell me this is your garden ? 

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waykoolplantz
30 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

@waykoolplantz :drool:dang that was fast!!! Please tell me this is your garden ? 

Si

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Meangreen94z

:drool:Similar hardiness to Bismarckia? Anyone know of a current source for seeds or plants?

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
4 hours ago, waykoolplantz said:

Si

Then we must see more of it B) What's the age difference between the 2 ? Tahina must be pretty slow considering the size it can attain. 

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Palmaceae

All I can say is, AWESOME!

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Mohsen
5 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

:drool:Similar hardiness to Bismarckia? Anyone know of a current source for seeds or plants?

I thought Bismarkia is cold hardier ? I’m growing Bismarckia but never thought of Tahina is also a possibility?

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Mohsen
20 hours ago, waykoolplantz said:

No...opposite side of the world

 

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waykoolplantz

Yes...both Tahinas.  Different gardens

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
12 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

:drool:Similar hardiness to Bismarckia? Anyone know of a current source for seeds or plants?

Im gonna say on the same hardiness as this palm is from Madagascar where most palms can only take a light freeze. Fellow PT members have said can take 29° with little leaf burn. Where Bizzies i have seen take freezing rain @20° with defoliation but has came back. 

As far as seed source maybe RPS, but unfortunately a palm has to die to get seeds and its extremely endangered. Possibly south florida nurseries have them maybe @Jeff Searle could help out. 

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HtownPalms

So impressive that it almost looks like a photoshopped fake picture! Would love the chance to see one in person some day. 

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waykoolplantz
1 hour ago, HtownPalms said:

So impressive that it almost looks like a photoshopped fake picture! Would love the chance to see one in person some day. 

as they used to say...Y'all come on down

 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
8 minutes ago, waykoolplantz said:

as they used to say...Y'all come on down

 

I may have to take you up on it 1 day 

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Kris

Beautiful :drool::yay: I would say that they look like Coryphas without thorns or a Green Form Bismarkia on steroids.

Gentlemen Thanks for the visuals..:greenthumb:

Love,

Kris.

 

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HtownPalms
5 hours ago, waykoolplantz said:

as they used to say...Y'all come on down

 

I keep promising my kids that we will go to Florida some day! 

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realarch

Speechless! 

Kudos as well to the gentlemen for their philanthropic efforts on that magical island.

Tim 

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bubba

That Tahina makes a Borrassus look tiny! Thank you!

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Davidl

I would love to find another potted Tahina. I lost mine to a few hurricanes some years back and haven’t seen any for sale. 

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GottmitAlex

These palms are over the top. Incredible, prehistoric-looking.

Named the suicide palm. 50 years (+ or -) and it's curtains. 

It's a beautiful palm.

 

 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
29 minutes ago, GottmitAlex said:

These palms are over the top. Incredible, prehistoric-looking.

Named the suicide palm. 50 years (+ or -) and it's curtains. 

It's a beautiful palm.

 

 

50yrs sounds alot better then what most are getting out of there Caryota's haha. Unfortunately doesnt sound like seeds are easy to come by 

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GottmitAlex
5 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

50yrs sounds alot better then what most are getting out of there Caryota's haha. Unfortunately doesnt sound like seeds are easy to come by 

Hear, hear!

(Forgot about the Caryota). But for this puppy, you better have space. 

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John Dransfield

I saw this large Tahina back in 2012 when it was pretty impressive. It's now simply amazing. Is this the largest in cultivation? Does anyone have a larger individual? Hawaii?

As for more seed, the local communities are monitoring the known populations and if a flowering occurs, we are hopeful seed will once again become available with proceeds of sale ploughed back into local community development and conservation

John Dransfield

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Butch

FANtastic!!!... If you'll pardon the pun.:rolleyes:...

 

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Dypsisdean
5 hours ago, John Dransfield said:

I saw this large Tahina back in 2012 when it was pretty impressive. It's now simply amazing. Is this the largest in cultivation? Does anyone have a larger individual? Hawaii?

As for more seed, the local communities are monitoring the known populations and if a flowering occurs, we are hopeful seed will once again become available with proceeds of sale ploughed back into local community development and conservation

John Dransfield

John - thanks for the info.

With the success many are having with this palm in cultivation, I would suspect there would be plenty of interest.

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Jeff Searle

Mike, its beautiful! I look forward to coming over and not only seeing this but the entire garden.

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John Dransfield

Just a correction - it was in 2014, not 2012 that I saw this Tahina. 

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Alberto

Wow! Yes, spectacular!

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sonoranfans

Looks half again larger than borassus, perhaps almost 2x a bismarckia.  Its a gorgeous massive palm, one of a few that are just too big for my yard.   Looks notably bigger than corypha in leaves, wow!  Thanks for the pics!

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