Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Gbarce

Fairchild Botanical Gardens

Recommended Posts

Gbarce

Close up of the leaves.

Is this a variety of Coccothrinax Miraguama?

post-1017-1196351308_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Copernicia Macroglossa.  How old would you estimate this palm is?

post-1017-1196351512_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Crinitas have beards Macroglossas have skirts.  I prefer them on.

post-1017-1196351576_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MattyB

Finally got a chance to get through this travel log!  Awesome pics Gene, thanks so much!  I'd love to go there someday.  My favorite is the huge Copernicia.......!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
redant

Excellent coverage, really enjoying the show. Don't hold back now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bubba

Where are the Baily's!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Don't worry there's more.  This is just about half of my first day where I came in late and only had 2 hours to go around.

The next time I went I spent the whole day there.  

Baileys coming soon and even some Falensisesessssss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Matt - as awesome as Fairchild's is Bo's garden collection (with the unique variety of palms) could really give it a run for its money.  I really enjoyed the pictures of your trip in Hawaii.  I hope there are more coming in that thread too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mari

(Gbarce @ Nov. 28 2007,10:03)

QUOTE
Tallest old man palm

What is the difference between an old man palm and the windmill palm.  My windmill palm looks just like the palm you have pictured here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Mari - The Old Man Palm or Cocothrinax Crinita is a palm that comes from Cuba.  Its distinguishing feature is that it has fibrous leaf sheaths that are so long that it appears as if the palm is covered with hair.  Other palms also have this but nowhere as long as the Old Man Palms.  Think Cousin It from the Adam's Family.  I guess this is more pronounced when the palm is relatively young- at about 5 feet of trunk tall- in terms of propotion to the palm.  In that tall specimen it would appear to be just a fibrous covering.  Also a palm that old is many decades old so the hairs may have been worn away a bit.

Anyway on with pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Here's a Copernecia  Baileyana - just for you bubba! :D

post-1017-1196465172_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

This was the Wednesday before the Socal Palm Society Sale so there were people hauling in palms for their boths already. I was actually hoping that I might get to see Jeff Searle and crew but it turns out thta they  up the following day

post-1017-1196465375_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

This should give you some scale as to how big the bailey's are

post-1017-1196465453_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

The crown of a Baileyana.  Its a bit hazy because this was just after Hurricane Noel passed through.  It was an overcast and windy day.

I was on the way to hug the trunk of a bailey at this point

post-1017-1196465614_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Copernicia Falaensis (?) aka Giant Bailey (?)

Leaf color also looked more blue/gray to me than the baileys

post-1017-1196465805_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Close up of the leaves-- nice stiff and neat

post-1017-1196465854_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Close up of the leaf edge

post-1017-1196465918_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

A branching gingerbread palm in the distance

post-1017-1196466074_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

This one is out of sequence but I thought I'd add it.

One of the Copernicia Macroglossas aka Cuban Petticoat Palms had some "petticoat damage" so I went in closer to take a shot.

I like them better wit the petticoat on by the way

post-1017-1196466299_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Close up of a C Fallaensis

post-1017-1196466425_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Shuttle Cock on a stick.  A tall Attalea

post-1017-1196466612_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

THis area is the  Palmetum and was probably planted at the verry beginnings of Fairchild so there are a lot of full grown palms in this area

post-1017-1196466822.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

group shot.

Copernicia acroglosa in the back.  I don't know whats in front

post-1017-1196466899_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

What's this one?  I was thinking a Mauritiella of some sort.

post-1017-1196466969_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

A nice portriat of an Attalea

post-1017-1196467007_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Lodoicea Maldivica (?)  Did somebody get the seed already?  I was gonna do that

post-1017-1196467111_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Can anyone ID.  I think its a Livistona

post-1017-1196467179_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

I this a Livistona Decora/Decipiens ?

post-1017-1196467247_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Palms get drunk too.  

Is this Livistona Chinensis or Decora?

post-1017-1196467338_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Its not just all palms in Fairchilds.  Nice epiphyte growth in teh brances of this tree

post-1017-1196467456_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Here you can see where they marked down the booths for the sale that weekend

post-1017-1196467522_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Gingerbread palms--  I forget the scientific name

post-1017-1196467611_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Copernicia Fallaensis again.  I can't get over this palm

post-1017-1196467782_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

The beginnings of a trunk

post-1017-1196467836_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

Just to see if I get the spelling of the name right

post-1017-1196467894_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbarce

This palm has massive petioles

post-1017-1196467983_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...