Its been awhile since I've posted a topic but here are some palm pics from my yard in Gainesville:
Parajubaea cocoides x butia
Jubaea x Butia
I posted about a year ago about a Butia slowly deteriorating (http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/53740-fungal-infection-of-butia-capitata/). A few years ago, we lost a nearby CIDP to what was thought to be fusarium (not confirmed).
Well over the past year there have been a couple of slowly enlarging white to tan growths from the base of the trunk that started to form what appeared to be immature basidiocarps. This photo is from a few weeks ago.
I brought a specimen to the San Diego County plant pathology laboratory that has confirmed it is a ganoderma species, presumed to be zonatum. The pathologist mentioned a number of similar specimens showing up in San Diego over the past few years from palm trees. I have not previously seen much discussion here regarding the presence of ganoderma zonatum in San Diego.
We purchased the home in 2014 but my understanding is that the palm had been planted many years ago (around 2000).
Of course, the palm will be removed ASAP. Any recommendations for removal in San Diego would be welcome - had a lot of trouble finding anyone willing to remove the CIDP without a chainsaw.
Hi all! Brand new here (first post!). Just found this website in the process of trying to troubleshoot my troubled palm, and thought I'd ask you for some opinions. I'm by no means an expert but have spent the better part of today googling, so have a baseline of knowledge, and will point out things I think might be relevant. I'm sorry that this will be such a long post, but I really hope you guys might be able to help me! Thanks a ton in advance to anyone who bothers to read the whole thing!
I've only owned this house for about 8 months, and am still noticing things. So I can't tell you too much about the ancient history of this tree. But I don't think it really looked like this when I bought the house. The first three photos (photo1m, photo3m, photo4m) show an overview of the tree, from different angles. As you can see, there are more dead and drooping fronds than I would expect. By my count, there were 7 dead (or near dead) and flattened on the trunk, 4 or so that looked to me like they were prematurely drooping, and 15-16 ones that look fairly healthy to my eyes. I'm not sure what that ratio means. Maybe that is a normal ratio? Doesn't look too normal to me, though. Not sure if it points to any disease in particular though, but I thought I'd give that info. I'm particularly worried about the front-facing frond in photo1m, it sure seems like it dropped rather prematurely, its still yellow!
I think I've eliminated lethal yellowing as a culprit, but let me know if you disagree. I've read that the earliest symptoms are premature fruit drop, followed by the flowers being blackened instead of cream. The flowers still look normal, and as you can see there are coconut at all stages of growth. No drops in a while.
Regarding ganoderma: I checked the trunk and did not find a conk. But I've read that some trees die before they ever show a conk. You should know that I found a conk that I'm 95% sure is ganoderma on an areca palm in the back. The one areca with the conk had died and lost its crown before I moved in. I wasn't too torn up because I don't like arecas and will probably remove them eventually anyway. But of the nearly 2 dozen trunks in the areca cluster, only that one had showed signs of bad health... every other one was very healthy. That tree with the conk is probably about 100 feet away from the palm I'm asking about, and a fence in between. Not sure what that means about its chances of spreading, but I thought I'd give that info.
The next two photos (photo2m and photo5m) show a closeup of some fronds. I've read that potassium deficiency can show these symptoms, with one trait being that the rachis stays greener than the leaflets. I believe I see that here. Not sure if ganoderma shows something similar?
The next two photos (photo6m and photo7m) show a more closeup of some parts of the crown. As you can see in photo6m, parts of it do seem kind of healthy to my eye. But as you can see in photo7m, some of the fronds to seem to discolor prematurely, especially the fronds at "3 o clock" and "4 o clock".
The final two photos are of other palms in the vicinity. Photo "other_palm1" shows a frond of a coconut palm nearby, on the other side of the front of the house (about 20 ft away). It seems like it might be showing mild signs of potassium deficiency. But you should know that this is the lowest frond, almost below horizontal (about to cut it off), so maybe it's just on its natural decline). Photo "other_palm2" shows these little guys, who are almost right next to the main coconut palm in question. The bottom fronds are yellowing a little, but no more than usual I don't think. However, I don't know if these guys have a different nutritional requirement, so I don't know what to make of it.
Also, one more thing to add. Another palm near the palm in question (see the fence behind it in photo1m? on the other side of that. you can see its fronds popping up) also seems to be showing more textbook signs of potassium deficiency I think. I can't identify the palm type (at least, haven't yet). I can upload pictures of that one if people wish.
Ok I think thats enough for now. Thanks so much for reading this far! Please ask if you have additional questions! If I forgot to add anything, I'll bring it up.
By Bob Johnson
The summer meeting of the Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society will be help on Saturday, June 25 In Gainesville. We will enjoy a guided tour of Kanapaha Botanical Garden in the morning. In the afternoon we will visit the garden of CFPACS members Roger and Marilyn Bachmann where we will have our plant sale and auction. All are invited - you do not have to be a member to attend the meeting. This will be a great opportunity for us to meet some of our palm friends from north Florida.
10 am: Kanapaha Botanical Garden. Guided tour begins at the visitor center. A special group tour price of $6.50 will be paid by CFPACS for current members. Non members can join at the meeting or pay CFPACS just the $6.50 to enjoy the special group tour rate.
12 noon: Lunch on your own
1 pm: Garden of Roger and Marilyn Bachmann. Garden tour, membership meeting, plant auction and sale. Things usually wrap up around 3 pm.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a 62 acre facility founded, developed, funded and operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, a non-profit educational organization. In 1978, the Society signed a lease agreement with Alachua County whereby it gained access to a 33 acre tract of land for the development of a public botanical garden; in 1982, an additional 29 acre parcel was added to the lease, bringing Kanapaha Botanical Gardens to its present size. The Gardens' name is derived from its proximity to 250 acre Lake Kanapaha. The word Kanapaha is derived from the Timucua Indian words for "palmetto leaf" and "house." Taken together, they refer to the thatched dwellings that were home to the original residents of a small Timucua village on the western shore of Lake Kanapaha. Between 1978 and 1987, the infrastructure and initial plantings were completed and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens was formally opened to the public on October 16, 1987.
More information on Kanapaha: http://kanapaha.org/
Hope to see you there!
Decided to post these in one spot. Kinda getting prodded to get rid of some of my plants by my wife who accused me of being a hoarder.
Pick-up only. Delivery if convenient.
Will drop the price 10% if you're buying more than 5 plants.
Have many of most and only a few of some.
Will try to get recent pics of all of these up over the next few days.
Located near here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palm+Point+Parkemail@example.com,-82.23773,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xfe8b396f1577c2cd
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Palm Size Price
Archontophoenix alexandrae 7 gal $35.00
Arenga micrantha 7 gal $35.00
Arenga microcarpa (1 available) 25 gal $100.00
Butia "formerly known as capitata" 7 gal $15.00
Caryota himalaya 15 gal $45.00
Caryota mitis (1 available) 30 gal $80.00
Chamaedorea microspadix 7 gal $35.00
Chamaedorea microspadix 15 gal $45.00
Chamaerops humulis "cerifera" 7 gal $30.00
Copernicia alba 7 gal $30.00
Livistona decora 7 gal $35.00
Livistona muellerii 7 gal $35.00
Livistona nitida 7 gal $35.00
Livistona rigida 7 gal $35.00
Phoenix loureiroi var humilis 7 gal $35.00
Phoenix sylvestris 7 gal $20.00
Sabal causiarum 7 gal $30.00
Sabal causiarum 15 gal $45.00
Sabal domingensis 7 gal $30.00
Sabal domingensis 15 gal $45.00
Sabal maritima 7 gal $35.00
Sabal uresana 7 gal $35.00
Trachycarpus fortunei 7 gal $20.00
Trachycarpus nanus (1 available) 7 gal $40.00
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 15 gal $75.00
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 20 gal $100.00