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Balboa Park palm walk, May 1, 2022.

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Starting out on the north side on Park Blvd.

Relatively new Jubaea plantings.

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pohonkelapa

D.decaryii duo and the next Ugliest Palm of 2022 winner. 

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Newish palm plantings along Zoo entrance, row of Brahea in front of Spanish Village, and 2 tall Bizzies in front of the Botanical building. 

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2 Bizzies again, Acoelloraphe, Stanger trees growing right out of the pond that I never noticed before, and Roystonea getting some size.

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Bizzie in front of Art Museum crowding a Ravenala m., trashy (wagnerianus?) on east side of Palm Canyon, Howes ( belmoreana?),  Caryota sp, Sevenoaks on south side of canyon, and palm grouping by the International Village.

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Silas_Sancona
8 minutes ago, pohonkelapa said:

2 Bizzies again, Acoelloraphe, Stanger trees growing right out of the pond that I never noticed before, and Roystonea getting some size.

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They remodeling the building?

Trees in the pond look like Taxodium   ..Second picture looks like regular ol' Bald Cypress,  1st picture,  sure looks like Pond Cypress, T. ascendens.   If so, very cool to see one in CA.

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pohonkelapa

Rhopies, crispy palm, diminutive Sabal sp.

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Relatively recent Caryota plantings, Jubaea with the Critter for scale, unidentified palms. 

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"Cabbage tree" ( I have one, but I forget the botanical name), tall Pritchardias, Trachycarpus fortunei, blue Chamaerops, tall palms and a Bizzie by the koi pond.

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Parajubaea sp,  Jubeopsis caffra near Zoo entrance that's hard to photograph, and Wodyetia trio.

That's all, folks!

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Darold Petty

cabbage tree is Cussonia ?

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JohnAndSancho
1 hour ago, pohonkelapa said:

D.decaryii duo and the next Ugliest Palm of 2022 winner. 

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If we're having a contest, my washy, "Dirty Sanchez," is at least a contender. 

 

¡Viva Dirty Sanchez! #PalmsInPots 

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Billeb

I walk those grounds every now and then. Seems like I always find something I’ve never seen before. 
 

Side Note: Who buys an annual pass to the SD Zoo just to walk around and look at the gardens?……..Guilty as charged. 
 

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tinman10101

thanks for posting paul.  nice to see you on the forum again. 

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realarch

Thanks Paul, brought back memories of my 20 odd years living near Balboa Park. I remember most of those palm planting locations well, palm canyon was my happy place. 

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Tracy
18 hours ago, pohonkelapa said:

"Cabbage tree" ( I have one, but I forget the botanical name)

 

18 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

cabbage tree is Cussonia ?

Green leaf is probably Cussonia spicata.  The other species of Cussonia  I've seen grown here in San Diego has the silver leaves, C paniculata.  Interesting the way they burst a bunch of new leaves when they grow, much like a cycad would do.  The Zoo and Balboa Park are such gems!

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bubba

Great pictures and a blast from the past. Thank you.

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pohonkelapa
22 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

cabbage tree is Cussonia ?

Yes, thank you Darold!

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pohonkelapa
58 minutes ago, bubba said:

Great pictures and a blast from the past. Thank you.

It was fun!

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pohonkelapa
21 hours ago, Billeb said:

I walk those grounds every now and then. Seems like I always find something I’ve never seen before. 
 

Side Note: Who buys an annual pass to the SD Zoo just to walk around and look at the gardens?……..Guilty as charged. 
 

-dale

Same here. People often tell me there are animals at the Zoo and my response is always: "Really? I've never noticed." :lol:

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pohonkelapa
8 hours ago, tinman10101 said:

thanks for posting paul.  nice to see you on the forum again. 

Thanks! Nice to see you all, again!

 

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MattyB

The great Pohonkelapa is back baby!

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Darold Petty

You also !  :winkie:

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pohonkelapa
On 5/4/2022 at 10:30 AM, MattyB said:

The great Pohonkelapa is back baby!

Thats it. I quit! :angry:

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