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Dimovi

I bought some seeds online, but I think I received the wrong kind. What do you think these are from? I won't prime your brain.

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aztropic

Ruler for scale??? I can't tell if those are bb's or golf balls...

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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John hovancsek

What did you buy them as? It would help because that could be a number of different palms

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Dimovi
2 hours ago, aztropic said:

Ruler for scale??? I can't tell if those are bb's or golf balls...

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

 

Oh right.

The largest is 18mm x 13.5mm and the smallest 14.5mm x 12mm. They are a bit squished on one side.

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Dimovi
1 hour ago, John hovancsek said:

What did you buy them as? It would help because that could be a number of different palms

I bought these from eBay, where I get most of my seeds when I'm desperate :)

The seeds shipped from UK, but they may have been harvested elsewhere.

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dalmatiansoap

Brahea edulis

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TexasColdHardyPalms

@dalmatiansoapThose are not edulis.  They look kinda like trithrinax acanthacoma. 

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aztropic
1 hour ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

@dalmatiansoapThey look kinda like trithrinax acanthacoma. 

I think so too!

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Dimovi

@dalmatiansoap I also thought they might be Brahea edulis, but the problem is I've never handled edulis before. They are different, but somewhat resembling other Brahea seeds I have seen.

@TexasColdHardyPalms and @aztropic, these seeds are squished. I've never handled trithrinax acanthacoma, but they seem round in the pictures.

 

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Fusca
16 hours ago, Dimovi said:

I bought these from eBay

What palm species did you buy?  I think John was asking what species you were expecting.  They do look like Trithrinax acanthacoma and it looks like some of the ones you got are not fresh.

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Dimovi
1 minute ago, Fusca said:

What palm species did you buy?  I think John was asking what species you were expecting.  They do look like Trithrinax acanthacoma and it looks like some of the ones you got are not fresh.

I bought Beccariophoenix alfredii

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Fusca

They might be Beccariophoenix alfredii although your seeds look pretty small in comparison to other B. alfredii seeds I've seen.  Your seeds look a lot like seeds shown in this thread also purchased on Ebay from the UK by a member in Quebec but I don't know if his were actually B. alfredii.

 

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TexasColdHardyPalms

@Dimovi t. Acanthacoma are round so they're not acanthacoma. I've never germinated alfredii so I cant identify that species. I can only tell you they're not common or cold hardy based on that last pic. 

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Dimovi
8 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

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I guess those do look like mine. I was expecting three eyes, something more like Butia and Syagrus seeds since it is related to the genus Cocos.

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Fusca

Let us know if you get adjacent germination in the next 6 weeks which seems to be common timeframe for germinating B. alfredii.  Good luck with them!

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John hovancsek

You will have to let us all know what happens.  I work around palms and have seen lots of seed and sometimes it is hard to identify if you dont collect it your self. 

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Dimovi

I started soaking them in water. Hopefully I will have something germinating in a few weeks and I'll update.

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