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kylecawazafla

159 Looks like Phytelephas aequatorialis to me, and the other one also looks like a Phytelephas or maybe Eugessonia??

The red wax palms by the pond look unreal!

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RainForestt Robert

Great thread!  Great pics! Great palms and orchids.  The SBG just got added to must see places!

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chris.oz

(fiji jim @ Oct. 09 2007,21:39)

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Chamaerops humilis seems to grow better there than at our place.

I think this is Rhapis multifida.......

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chris.oz

(fiji jim @ Oct. 10 2007,17:35)

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Rhapis looking good.

Humilis or excelsa, who knows ?

R. humilis I think.

Jim, Fabulous pix of fabulous gardens. Brought back memories for me.

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fiji jim

Guys, thanks for the help in identifying some of these.

I don't know this one either ?

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fiji jim

A large dense stand of lipies

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fiji jim

Phoenicophorium borsiagianum

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fiji jim

2 taller Phoenicophorium borsigianam

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fiji jim

Wodyetia x Veitchia I guess but I have not seen these in the flesh before and the trunks look thinner than pics I have seen.

Perhaps that is because they are rather closely planted.

Or maybe I am wrong.

Who Knows?

I will post 4 pics of same palms.

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fiji jim

seeds were like a pear shape and the fallen ones were dark red

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kylecawazafla

The last one looks like Normanbya normanbyi.. probably I butchered the spelling. Those Nypa are unique looking!

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ariscott

I wish I could plant Phoenicophorium borsiagianum

out in the sun like that and still look that good. I have been told, I could but the ones I saw planted in full sun never look as nice as part shade.

Regards, Ari :)

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bgl

Ari,

I think they always look better in some shade, and that's partially because they will be a little bit stretched out in the shade, and look even more impressive.

Bo-Göran

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fiji jim

Now getting near to the end of the palms in SBG.

This is Ptychococcus paradoxus

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fiji jim

Ravenea madagascariensis

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fiji jim

This is the largest dwarf palmetto that I have seen.

Sabal minor

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Elaeis guineensis mutation

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Verschaffeltia splendida

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fiji jim

And finally a nice group Wodyetia birfurcata

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ariscott

I wonder whether that Elaeis guineensis mutation will breed true from seeds. Do you think it is big enough to set seeds? Truly magnificent palm.

That Rhopaloblaste is so thin and dainty. I think I like that too.

Regards, Ari :)

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paulgila

wow,the pix keep coming & they just get more enjoyable!

how did you remember which is which with so many different species ???  :D

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fiji jim

Ari,

I contacted the gardens with that question but as yet have not had any reply. Perhaps someone else knows.

Paul,

After I shoot each palm, if it has a name plate I take a pic of that also. When I re-size the pics I save them by that name and then delete the pic of the name-plate. My memory sure is not capable otherwise and my palm knowledge is not that extensive.

Sorry no more pics of SBG.

Regards

Jim

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amazondk

Jim,

That is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have been to.  When I was there I really did not pay attention to the palms as I was more interested in orchids.  But, even so it was a great experience.

dk

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palmislandRandy

Buuuuump :D This kept me busy for a while!

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