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Photos of palms in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area - Ceroxylon, Hedyscepe, Parajubaea, and.... Pinanga?! (What?!) Galore!

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kylecawazafla

I had the privilege of traveling to Northern California a couple weeks ago to see so many amazing palms. I started off at a private garden in Berkeley, CA and saw a few roadside attractions in the area as well, followed by a brisk walk through the Lakeside Palmetum in Oakland, CA. After that, I headed in to the city of San Francisco to see the new Salesforce Park beneath the 1,070 foot Salesforce Tower, then headed to a few private homes and ended the journey with Jim's absolutely STUNNING garden in Los Altos where he has palms that seem marginal even in Southern California! All the pictures can be found in the link below and included some highlights in this post. 

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Dypsis baronii in Berkeley, CA

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Flawless Howea belmoreana in Berkeley,  CA

Howea belmoreana

 

Caryota gigas and Jubaea chilensis in Berkeley, CA

Caryota gigas and Jubaea chilensis

 

Parajubaea cocoides and the Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower

 

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Kentiopsis oliviformis in San Francisco, CA 

Kentiopsis oliviformis

 

Apparently heat radiation works, a great Jubaeopsis caffra in San Francisco, CA

Jubaeopsis caffra

 

Pritchardia hillebrandii in San Francisco, CA

Pritchardia hillebrandii

 

Dypsis decipiens

Dypsis decaryi

 

Pritchardia minor in San Francisco, CA

Pritchardia minor

 

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The healthiest Arenga micrantha I've ever seen at SF Botanical Garden

Arenga micrantha

 

Rhopalostylis sapida

Rhopalostylis sapida

 

Rhopalostylis baueri

Rhopalostylis baueri

 

Not a palm, but Metrosideros excelsa is absolutely stunning!

Metrosideros excelsa - stunning!

 

 

 

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Oraniopsis appendiculata

Oraniopsis appendiculata

 

Ceroxylon quindiuense are getting tall, and apparently set fruit last year!

Ceroxylon quindiuense and Jubaea chilensis

 

Juania australis!!!!

Juania australis !!!!

 

Plectocomia himalayana meandering through a tree

Plectocomia himalayana

 

 

Plectocomia himalayana

 

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Lepidorrachis mooreana

Lepidorrachis mooreana !!!!!!

 

Hedyscepe canterburyana at Darold Petty's yard! Unfortunately he was out of town. 

Hedyscepe canterburyana

 

The famous Ceroxylon parvifrons

Ceroxylon parvifrons

 

 

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The most impressive collection of palms in Northern California can be found in Los Altos!

Amazing Palm Garden

 

Rhopalostylis fronds

Rhopalostylis medley - frond details

 

Foxy Lady Palm, Roystonea borinquena, and Wodyetia bifurcata

Wodyetia x veitchia - Foxy Lady Palm

 

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palmfriend

Holy....

That tour must have been awesome! Not just the plants are looking spectacular - your photography did its part, too!

Thank you very much for sharing and thanks to your hosts, too!

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

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Brett in Mission Viejo

Nice treat, Kyle. Thank you for that!

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Matt in OC

Fabulous palms and pics! I’d be curious to hear your camera setup. 

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Tyrone

There were just so many "wow" moments in these pictures. Thanks for posting.

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CodyORB

I wish I could like a post a thousand times! :yay:

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Palm Tree Jim

Thanks for sharing!

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realarch

A BIG Mahalo, thanks for taking the time to photograph and post. 

Tim

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kylecawazafla

Thank you for the feedback! My camera situation is currently an iPhone as I realized it takes better photos now than my canon! Hopefully I'll buy a "real" camera within the next year. 

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NorCalKing

Awesome collections, and pics. Thanks !

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