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Kris

Dear Friends  :)

shall i share a few stills of fan palms which i hope are the palms in discussions_iam humbly asking this permission because i see this thread is being interacted by pro's in this

palm plantation arena...so if my stills deemed irrelavent kindly bear with my Mis Adventure !

these are those palm's who names are not known to me but are very common to india..they look & appear to me close to these livistonia's..

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M@ximus

(krisachar @ Oct. 03 2007,17:22)

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the other fan palm...

Kris !   I    can't   ID   ,  But  is  very  beautiful!

Could  you  post  more  closely  pics  of  details  ?

Ciao  M@x

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Kris

Dear Max  :)

here are the close ups on the first,second order...

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Kris

And here is the close-up of the second palm which is in the ground..

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M@ximus

(krisachar @ Oct. 04 2007,08:32)

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And here is the close-up of the second palm which is in the ground..

this  could  be  a  Livistona  Jenkinsiana????

Please   help  to  Id      this  kris  beauty

M@x

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M@ximus

(krisachar @ Oct. 04 2007,08:30)

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Dear Max  :)

here are the close ups on the first,second order...

Kris  ,  I  don't  know  what  is  this!!

Any  Idea?

M@x

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Walter John

There's something incredibly primeval about Livistona palms. I wish I had planted some at the start of my campaign which started out with feather leaf desire only. This has changed but unfortunately, the room for Livistonas is limited dramatically.

I can stare at them for ages, haunting me with their timeless beauty.

Oo my little pretty one, pretty one

When you gonna give me some Livistona?

Oo you make my motor run, my motor run

Gun it coming off of the line, Livistona

Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up with a touch of the younger kind

My-ee my-ee my-ee ahee ah woo!

Ma ma ma  Livistona

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Tyrone

(Wal @ Oct. 04 2007,07:16)

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There's something incredibly primeval about Livistona palms. I wish I had planted some at the start of my campaign which started out with feather leaf desire only. This has changed but unfortunately, the room for Livistonas is limited dramatically.

I can stare at them for ages, haunting me with their timeless beauty.

Oo my little pretty one, pretty one

When you gonna give me some Livistona?

Oo you make my motor run, my motor run

Gun it coming off of the line, Livistona

Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up with a touch of the younger kind

My-ee my-ee my-ee ahee ah woo!

Ma ma ma  Livistona

You so crazy Wal. :)

I'd love to hear you change " Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. Maybe a song about Calamus or something.

Tyrone

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ariscott

(Wal @ Oct. 04 2007,07:16)

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There's something incredibly primeval about Livistona palms. I wish I had planted some at the start of my campaign which started out with feather leaf desire only. This has changed but unfortunately, the room for Livistonas is limited dramatically.

I can stare at them for ages, haunting me with their timeless beauty.

Oo my little pretty one, pretty one

When you gonna give me some Livistona?

Oo you make my motor run, my motor run

Gun it coming off of the line, Livistona

Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind

I always get it up with a touch of the younger kind

My-ee my-ee my-ee ahee ah woo!

Ma ma ma  Livistona

Wal, you can always move rural and plant as many livistonas as you want.

Regards, Ari :)

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Walter John
Wal, you can always move rural and plant as many livistonas as you want.

This will come to pass one day I hope. Also hope I'm able to plant out big time.

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Daryl

Wal, are you saying you've got the knack for Livistona?

A lot of people in Oz just don't touch this genus. Many palm collectors stay away from Livistona, but eventually come to appreciate them. I was the same for a long time, but have changed my ways and have several species growing here. A lot of them are reasonably quick growing in my climate.

L.chinensis

L.concinna

L.decora

L.fulva

L.jenkinsiana

L.lanuginosa

L.mariae

L.nasmophylla

L.nitida

L.rigida

L.robinsoniana

L.rotundifolia

L.saribus (red and green)

L.speciosa

L.victoriae

The one species I always manage to kill is L.alfredii.

Daryl

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edbrown_III

Enclosed are  a few photos of Livistonas around the property. It was very wet and overcast.  I have a heavy canopy where most of the grow so pardon the resolution.

Best wishes,

Ed

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edbrown_III

The one above is a L. drudei. The next one is a L. subglobosa a gift from John Bishock.

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edbrown_III

Here is an old L. muelleri

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edbrown_III

This is a  L. australis under heavy canopy. This has seen 21 F a few times. The one I plantd in 88 was killed by 89 freeze.

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edbrown_III

This is a large L. saribus

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edbrown_III

a smaller L. saribus in the rain forest

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edbrown_III

L fulva in heavy canopy

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edbrown_III

L decipiens. I recieved these seeds from Keith Boyer many years ago.

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edbrown_III

Lastly a shot through the rain forest

Best wishes,

Ed

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Eric in Orlando

Livistona is a great genus for central Florida. There are a few i have tried that are hard and don't like our humid climate; humilis, inemis, loriphylla, victoriae. Some othe other more tropical species will perish if we ever have an '89-type freeze again (endauensis, robinsoniana, rotundifolia). Here is what we are growing at Leu Gardens;

australis

australis x chinensis

benthamii

chinensis

chinensis var. subglobosa

concinna

decora (decipiens)

drudei

endauensis

fulva

inermis (a small, recently planted specimen)

jenkinsiana (my favorite)

lanuginosa

mariae

muelleri

nasmophylla

nitida

rigida

robinsoniana

rotundifolia (has survived 26F but defoliated)

rotundifolia var. luzonensis

saribus (green and maroon petiole forms)

speciosa

victoriae (not thriving)

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Eric in Orlando

Some photos;

rotundifolia

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jenkinsiana

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speciosa

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fulva

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Eric in Orlando

tall chinensis

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Eric in Orlando

concinna

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nitida

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endauensis

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Exotic Life

Beautifull picture's again!

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Al in Kona

Eric in Orlando - Those are some nice Livistona growing at Leu Gardens.  What a collection!  As I mentioned earlier I never got too excited about Livistona but the more I see them and note their differences, I can appreciate them more and your pictures have helped out in that respect.  I was able to ID your L. speciosa immediately as I have one of those growing in our garden.  I tried growing L. victorae (very small seedling plant) but it struggled and did not thrive and finally it just passed away.  Your pics are very helpful for identification purposes as they are mostly still short enough so that you can look down at the crown or be at eye level to photograph them.

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Walter John

Seeing that this has turned out to be the best Livistona thread by a country mile, I thought I might pop in some from the past.

Here's a decora double from Woodgate, growing naturally by the way, the area was cleared around them.

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Walter John

We think this was victoriae at the Brisbane botanicals. Mike (newcal) and myself.

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Walter John

Took some pics of some of my Livistonas this morning. I thought I'd dig up this old thread to post them in.

This decora is on the move now as can be seen by the height aspect here, I'm about 5 feet 9 inches tall.

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Walter John

My very special L.humilis is going terrific.

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Leaf spears extravaganza, isn't this an absolute beauty ? :drool:

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Walter John

My L.fulva is full of life and one of the most attractive Livistonas at early stages.

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Here's my tiny slow growing meulleri, it was buried in grass and weeds the poor guy.

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Austinpalm

Does anyone know where L. fulva seeds or plants are available for sale? Please shoot me a message if you do.

Thanks!

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Walter John
Does anyone know where L. fulva seeds or plants are available for sale? Please shoot me a message if you do.

Thanks!

How did you get on Clay ? Great palms these, did you see the Rockhampton thread on this palm ?

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Tampa Scott
I am growing Livistonia australis*, chinensis*,decora*,muelleri*,saribus*,benthalmi,jenkinsiana,drudei. ( * notes flowering size )

Here is a picture of my L.benthalmi after 2 nites of 29f lows. L.muelleri received a little damage on the north facing leaves.

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sonoranfans

Beautiful pics fellas, Livistonas are magnificent palms that are in my opinion way underused.

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Dave H
Beautiful pics fellas, Livistonas are magnificent palms that are in my opinion way underused.

Here is my prized Livs that are planted in the ground...

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L. Alfredii

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Dave H

And one more...

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L. Alfredii

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Alberto
While on the subject: I only have 2 Livistonas, Australis and decora, and they are both close to 40' high. Both with some woody trunk survived 14F in the 89/90 freeze, but both were defoliated.  They grew a nice crown the following summer and had no trunk damage. Actually, it took a couple of years for them to look normal again.

Both have been blooming for the past several years, but none have ever produced fruit until this year. Even though this past winter was one of our coldest in several years, the L. decora is loaded with fruit for the first time. I'm wondering if it's a matter of maturity or what that they have never fruited before.

Dick

Dick,this seeds probably are hybrid seeds,because livistonas are dioecious. (All the livistonas?)

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