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I've had a skinny, solitary Ptychosperma growing up in my back yard for a number of years. It is perhaps 7-8' tall with a trunk about 1-1/2" in diameter and is easy to miss except that earlier this year it flowered for the first time and produced a dazzling, reddish-purple infructescense. Now I want to know what species it is. Can anyone please tell me? It's a dandy little palm.

Ptychosperma sp ????

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Stevetoad

my guess is ptychosperma burretianum. does the new leaf open red?

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19 minutes ago, Stevetoad said:

my guess is ptychosperma burretianum. does the new leaf open red?

If so, that would be great. As for the new leaf, I hadn't noticed but I will keep an eye open. Anybody else have an idea?

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