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Hola! My name is Paola and I live in Costa Rica.

Long story short...almost a year ago my partner and I got curious about some massive palms that had a huge flower on top, months later we saw that one of them was bearing fruits, so we started researching on the internet because it was not a common species found in our country, so we found out that these palms where possibly Talipot palms or Corypha umbraculifera, due to the characteristics that they had. Not so many people know about this here in our country, so this exclusive event of nature, ended up not being noticed, and the neighbors didn’t got too impressed either. We also read about the unique way in which they reproduce, so we felt that we had to honor this palm genetics, so we gathered a lot of seeds, and seedlings that where germinating under the dying palm mom. 
Since these palms are not native to Costa Rica, we wanted to understand a bit more of how they got here to the pacific coast of costa rica, so if someone has knowledge about this it would be interesting to know the history if these amazing palms.

Also, we are just nature and plant lovers, so we don’t have any experience on growing these type of palms, so we would appreciate if anyone has recommendations about light exposure, fertilizers, or any tips that you can give us, so we can get to have them healthy and growing in good conditions.
And since it is so hard to reproduce these beautiful palms, do you guys know if there is any conservation program for these species? Or if you think they can be transported to a specialized nursery or something like that?

Any comments would be appreciated.

I will attach some pictures, from the adult palms as well as the seedlings and young palms, I just feel they are magnificent and they need to be admired:

 

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Couldn’t upload the photos previously...so here they are:

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kinzyjr

@Coryphagrowers A warm welcome to PalmTalk!  Don't know a whole lot about Corypha myself.  I do know that there are some growing in South Florida.  Hope a few of the others can chime in and give you more details about optimum care.

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Some seedlings and young palms, we are trying to sell them so if someone is interested we can talk :)

 

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masatepino

Impressive palms!  I have never seen them here in Nicaragua, but of course in Costa Rica and Panama, and I got some seeds from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.   Half of the seeds germinated, but they grow very slowly.

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kurt decker

Jessie Durko's tree in Davie, Florida.

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1 hour ago, masatepino said:

Impressive palms!  I have never seen them here in Nicaragua, but of course in Costa Rica and Panama, and I got some seeds from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.   Half of the seeds germinated, but they grow very slowly.

Yes I read that they where introduced at the Panama Channel decades ago, and from there someone introduced them to Costa Rica’s southern pacific coast

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11 minutes ago, kurt decker said:

Jessie Durko's tree in Davie, Florida.

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So huge! You know how old is that one?

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colin Peters

here is one flowering at Hoomaluhia gardens Oahu, HI. and it after many months later.IMG_0465.thumb.jpg.ba305dfe3b162ddeb96450b5db4fbe12.jpg

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      Hola! 
      Wanted to share the batch of mature seeds we started recollecting from an adult Corypha Umbraculifera 
      It’s been a year since this palm fruited and now its the time when all fruits are mature and start falling to the ground. And we set ourselves on the mission to gather as much as we can. We collected one part pf the whole production, there are still a lot that have not fallen yet.
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