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Tahina spectabilis at Leu Gardens

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We obtained Tahina spectabilis seed from the first batch that was offered and received them in April 2008, We have planted 7 Tahina palms at Leu Gardens from this seed batch. Almost all of them were planted near other Madagascar natives.

 

1. acc# 090230, planted July 2009, located in the Palm Garden, growing next to a Hyphaene coriacea (formerly H. shatan) from Madagascar seed. 

 

 

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2.  acc# 150613, planted July 2015, located in the Palm Garden, located near a grouping of Bismarckia and a Beccariophoenix alfredii

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3. acc.# 140265, located in the Palm Garden, planted May 2014

 

 

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4. acc# 120046, located in the Idea Garden near a Bismarckia and a Beccariophoenix madagascariensis, planted April 2012

 

 

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Here are specimens 5 and 6, planted in April 2012, growing in the Tropical Stream Garden and flanking a Bismarckia nobilis

 

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5. acc# 120047, planted April 2012

 

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6. acc# 120048, planted April 2012

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7. acc# 110485, planted July 2011, growing in the Tropical Stream Garden between 2 Ravenala madagascariensis. There is also Satranala decussilvae, Dypsis mananjarensis, Beccariophoenix alfredii and Beccariophoenix fenestralis nearby. 

 

 

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PalmatierMeg

Eric, how wonderful! Leu has taken a huge step toward preserving this endangered palm. Do any other botanical gardens have them?

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Valhallalla

Magnificent palms! Thanks for sharing.

To answer Meg's question, here's one at Fairchild New Years Day 2020. I bet they have more than one. It has probably grown an inch or two since then:

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realarch

Quite the collection Eric, a worthwhile investment. There are many here on Hawaii Island and I’m sure that when the time comes, collectors will be sharing pollen from disparate specimens.

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Fusca
1 hour ago, realarch said:

I’m sure that when the time comes, collectors will be sharing pollen from disparate specimens.

Let's hope so!  :greenthumb:

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kinzyjr

Make sure to show them off to the folks on the tour, @Eric in Orlando :)

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Central Floridave

Nice looking palms!   I have an original plant from 2008 seed in the yard. But, it just has two leaf and growing slowly if not at all.   I never water or fertilize it so that may be why.  Plus, not in full sun.  I really don't want a large palm where I planted it so i'm happy it's stunted!   Pretty palm. Looks like a white elephant palm while it is small. 

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Merlyn
13 hours ago, Eric in Orlando said:

We obtained Tahina spectabilis seed from the first batch that was offered and received them in April 2008, We have planted 7 Tahina palms at Leu Gardens from this seed batch. Almost all of them were planted near other Madagascar natives.

Great photos, I found the stream garden ones the last time I visited in March.  Now I need to get back over there before it's too blazing hot and go see the others!

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TomJ

@Eric in Orlando Have you seen any cold damage on these after Winter.

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On 5/25/2021 at 7:39 PM, kinzyjr said:

Make sure to show them off to the folks on the tour, @Eric in Orlando :)

We will try to get by them all on the tour!

 

 

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20 hours ago, TomJ said:

@Eric in Orlando Have you seen any cold damage on these after Winter.

The coldest it has been since they were in the ground is 28-29F,  only have had minor burn. One was in the ground during the 2009-10 winter. It was small but only had minor burn too.

 

 

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