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Is this brahea brandegeei?

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I went to Treeland in Mesa, AZ today. They have a "palmy oasis" as I like to call it with about 20 different species of palms most of which are not available at local nurseries (including Treeland, ironically). I could identify most all of them, but this one had me stumped until I went searching for pictures on Google. I was pretty sure it was a brahea, but the trunk was so slim and retained leaf bases all the way down. It was about the thickness of a telephone pole (or maybe even a little thinner) all the way to the ground with no huge bulge at the base like most other slim-trunked palms. (I'm looking at you W. robusta!)  My conclusion from my research turned up brahea brandegeei. Did I get it right? If so, I need to go find some of these because I'm running out ground space for tall palms and this one could fill in some tight spaces perfectly. I also find it more attractive than a robusta.

 

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Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, DesertCoconut said:

I went to Treeland in Mesa, AZ today. They have a "palmy oasis" as I like to call it with about 20 different species of palms most of which are not available at local nurseries (including Treeland, ironically). I could identify most all of them, but this one had me stumped until I went searching for pictures on Google. I was pretty sure it was a brahea, but the trunk was so slim and retained leaf bases all the way down. It was about the thickness of a telephone pole (or maybe even a little thinner) all the way to the ground with no huge bulge at the base like most other slim-trunked palms. (I'm looking at you W. robusta!)  My conclusion from my research turned up brahea brandegeei. Did I get it right? If so, I need to go find some of these because I'm running out ground space for tall palms and this one could fill in some tight spaces perfectly. I also find it more attractive than a robusta.

 

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Don't think it is.. But..   Been told numerous times this specimen, up at the Xeric Demo Garden ( at the library in Glendale ) is B. brandegeei.  Scratch my head whenever i see it vs. other specimens i have seen.

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Regardless of which one is legit ( vs. a possible cross w/ another Brahea sp ), been hoping this thing would produce seed since i first saw it years ago.. Never seen any on it when i've visited, nor signs of seed stalks ( could be purposely removed )

If he's around when you're visiting, the owner of Treeland should know which Brahea it is for sure ( ..and possibly the one at the Xeric Garden.. He might have installed it, years ago..  )

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xoRudy

Yes it’s a Brahea Brandegeei. I’ve spoken personally to Keith (Owners Son), and he told me it’s a BBrandegeei. I actually purchased my Brandegeei there from him. Treeland has a bunch of different palms in the back of the nursery that aren’t for sale to the public. If you find Keith and make conversation and start a relationship with him, he’ll take you back there and purchase directly through him.

 

heres my Brandegeei from treeland.

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DesertCoconut

Thank you! 

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