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Big ravenea xerophylla

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kurt decker

Looking at Matty's post below, and the killer ravenea, I remembered Andrew Street had shown me one at Montgomery last year that was mind-boggling. I had never seen the big one.

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JubaeaMan138

Insane that thing looks like butia 

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quaman58

Wow, that's cool looking!

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Max974

Difficile de le voir dans la nature Au sud de Malgache.

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PalmatierMeg

Fantastic palm! How old must it be? I've had mine nearly 12 years and it's nowhere near to trunking. So S-L-O-W.....

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TomJ

Honestly I think that is the only one I have ever seen with any substantial trunk.

Thanks for posting.

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Tracy
10 hours ago, Max974 said:

Difficile de le voir dans la nature Au sud de Malgache.

Do you think this is because their habitat has been decimated leaving very few large specimens or because they just don't grow this large in habitat due to the natural conditions versus a little pampering in a garden setting? 

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PalmatierMeg

This is my Ravenea xerophylla. On the right is a Sabal miamiensis, to the left Hemithrinax ekmaniana, behind is Coccothrinax macroglossa Azul & Hyophorbe lagencaulis

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Brad Mondel

I would have guessed it was a Butia!

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aztropic
3 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

This is my Ravenea xerophylla. On the right is a Sabal miamiensis, to the left Hemithrinax ekmaniana, behind is Coccothrinax macroglossa Azul & Hyophorbe lagencaulis

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Hemithrinax looks like it's on fire. More water please. :)

Nice xerophylla. Mines a little smaller but a slow and steady grower.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

These palms look unlike many before they trunk. Very cool palms once they trunk I would agree with others, very much butia like haha 

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Palm Tree Jim

Wonder how old this plant is, other then very........

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Max974
10 hours ago, Tracy said:

Pensez-vous que c'est parce que leur habitat a été décimé en laissant très peu de gros spécimens ou parce qu'ils ne poussent tout simplement pas aussi grand dans l'habitat en raison des conditions naturelles par rapport à un peu de soins dans un jardin? 

Hello,
It is one of the rarest Ravenea. There are others in the South even rarer which have not been described (Pic Saint-Louis).
Access to the R. xerophylla sites is difficult because the guides no longer want to take you there because of the bandits.
I love this palm tree, I have two juveniles.

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Tracy
13 hours ago, Max974 said:


It is one of the rarest Ravenea. There are others in the South even rarer which have not been described (Pic Saint-Louis).
Access to the R. xerophylla sites is difficult because the guides no longer want to take you there because of the bandits.

Max, merci pour ton explication!

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