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Floribunda Palms Nursery - visit 28 January 2021

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Tassie_Troy1971

Thanks Bo ( hi  Kim)  always great to see those amazing palms at the Marcus garden !

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pogobob

Awesome photos! And Jeff looks like he's really in great shape! 

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Max974
On 29/01/2021 at 07:33, bgl said:

Dypsis bentjesii - quelque peu incertain sur l'orthographe du nom de l'espèce et doit le corriger plus tard. Je ne trouve aucune référence, mais je suis certain que c'est le nom que Jeff a utilisé.

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Dypsis beentjei , splendide!

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Hilo Jason

Great photos. Thanks Bo (and Kim) for posting! 

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John hovancsek

It was good seeing you both. Great photos and keep in touch 

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Kim

A few more species to admire...

This is a Hydriastele sp. with a very metallic sheen to the leaves, the new leaf opening red. It has leaves that conform to H. pinangoides, but DNA has put it into H. flabellata. :hmm:

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This is the familiar look of Hydriastele flabellata:

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The much-admired Lemurophoenix halleuxii at Floribunda is producing what is hoped to be viable seed now. Such an impressive palm!

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Kim

Small but also impressive, Genoma epetiolata "stained glass."

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A Dypsis that will surely grow to grand proportions, this may turn out to be the real Dypsis tokoravina. ??

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Johannesteijsmannia altifrons and its irresistible flash of white undersides.

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Kim

This Dypsis perrieri has grown in an unusual form, abnormally squat or stunted, but healthy. The flower sheathes are so thick that Jeff has to actually slice through them with a strong blade to allow them to open. 

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Kim

One last shot, a pair of Sclerosperma mannii in lovely form after the heavy 9 inches of rain from the previous days.

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Tracy
2 minutes ago, Kim said:

The flower sheathes are so thick that Jeff has to actually slice through them with a strong blade to allow them to open. 

Interesting palm, but not a good characteristic for reproducing in the wild!  Reminds me of how birthing of some bull dogs including Frenchies requires cesarean sections on the dogs because the pups heads are too big to pass naturally, which doesn't seem quite right to me.  I digress though. Keep posting those beautiful palms!  Will have to include this in my travel destinations someday.

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mike in kurtistown

Thanks to Bo and Kim for their skills at taking great photos, and to Jeff for raising such superb palm specimens. I have photos of the Hyophorbe vaughniis when they were much smaller (January 2017). 

Remember the PSSC Hodel webinar at 9 am Hawaii time, I think.

 

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sonoranfans

Palm paradise!  ...........words that cannot be spoken....  thank you Bo for the great pics!  

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mike in kurtistown

Here are a couple pics of the H. vaughnii 4 years ago:

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I am stunned by the size of that Masoala madagascariensis. I planted three in the east-facing yard near my house. They are only about 10 feet apart and about the same distance from other palms. One doesn't seem to want to grow, but the other two are booming, and there may be some overcrowding in the future. I have a bunch more languishing in pots in case anyone on Hawaii Island would like to have one.

 

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96720

I really wanted to go over there this summer for our 50th but thanks to COVID not possible maybe some other time a fantastic garden very jealous!!!

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Hilo Jason
On 1/30/2021 at 10:51 AM, mike in kurtistown said:

Here are a couple pics of the H. vaughnii 4 years ago:

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I am stunned by the size of that Masoala madagascariensis. I planted three in the east-facing yard near my house. They are only about 10 feet apart and about the same distance from other palms. One doesn't seem to want to grow, but the other two are booming, and there may be some overcrowding in the future. I have a bunch more languishing in pots in case anyone on Hawaii Island would like to have one.

 

I’ll have to take you up on this Mike and get one (or more) from you. 

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palmfriend

Dear Kim and dear Bo-Göran,

 

Thank you very much for sharing those great images with us - I can't say how much 

your pictures (from Hawaii) are inspiring me to find out more about several species and

finally to order (seeds of) them!

It is always nice to hear from you - 

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

 

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Cindy Adair

Wonderful photos of Jeff's amazing collections! Great to see familiar smiling faces too. Thanks so much!

One day I'll get to HI again. 

Certainly my palms look minuscule compared to the beauties posted here!

It must be great fun to see big palms go into the landscape for instant gratification.

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bgl

Everybody,  thanks a lot for all your kind comments! :) Here's one final photo, from one of several shade houses with lots of interesting little palms, many of which needless to say are very unusual. Difficult not to get carried away with your purchases! :mrlooney: Jeff and Kim busy looking at some of them.

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DoomsDave

Shop till you drop 

Then, recovering, shop some more!

 

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JohnAndSancho
On 1/29/2021 at 12:17 PM, Kim said:

Here you can see what we bought -- several large palms, the most obvious are Licuala peltata v. peltata -- and many small palms on the pallet on the skip loader.

Bill Langer and John Hovancsek helping load, Jeff and Sujin supervising, as Bo prepares the truck bed. We left with the truck fully loaded, fronds tickling our ears on the ride home.

I will add more photos later today. 

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Toyotas, palms, and dogs. This pic is so full of awesome. 

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Darold Petty

We need better pictures of the dogs.   :winkie:

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Rafael
On 1/29/2021 at 6:17 PM, Kim said:

Here you can see what we bought -- several large palms, the most obvious are Licuala peltata v. peltata -- and many small palms on the pallet on the skip loader.

Bill Langer and John Hovancsek helping load, Jeff and Sujin supervising, as Bo prepares the truck bed. We left with the truck fully loaded, fronds tickling our ears on the ride home.

I will add more photos later today. 

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That’s, off course, an incredibly amazing palm collection. Probably the richest of all. And thanks to Bo-Goran and Kim for showing it with such criterion and wisdom. And this sounds me familiar “fronds tickling our ears on the ride home” :lol:

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Bigleafpalms
On 1/29/2021 at 2:36 PM, bgl said:

Sabinaria magnifica.

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Absolutely beautiful. How old are the Sabinarias pictured?

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bgl

Bigleafpalms, I don't know how old they are, but I bought two Sabinarias from Floribunda in December 2015, and I am certain they are from the same seed batch. Those two were in 4 inch pots, and I'm guessing no more than two years old.  So maybe germination around 2013 or early 2014. Just an educated guess.:)

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Bigleafpalms

Hi bgl 

thanks for the reply. So the Sabinarias pictured are about 8yrs?

cheers

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realarch

Bump! Some of these specimens are hard to believe. Just WOW!

Tim

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redant

Palm paradise.

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