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Gbarce

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Gbarce

I don't mean to intrude with this post but with so many varieties of seeds/plants that you offer  and you guys obviously have a much wider access to palms than ordinary hobbyists like us-- I am really curious as to what palms you have in your private /personal collection? :D

What are your pride and joys?  Come on guys -- brag a little.

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Pivi

Great topic Gene!

Let's see it  :D

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

:) A really great Idea Gene, we have seen some things of Jeff. S's. collection, lets see more from all.Looking forward

to lots of Pic's Guy's. Thanks in advance.

Best wishes ,Mikey  :)

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Ken Johnson

I'm in. Give me a day or two for pix.

Lets shout out to all the big collectors too. Time to show the world!

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

:) Good on ya Ken, It's a good place for some of our weird and wonderful

Palms to be show cased, I'll be adding some stuff as well.

Cheers,  Mikey :)

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Gbarce

Come on guys.  

Don't be shy.

Do it for the advancement of palm appreciation in a global scale. :D

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oppalm

excellent idea.   now instead of working, I can check on this thread 20-25 times a day.

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palmislandRandy

O boy, it's bragging time!  Lets see whacha got!:P        Randy

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Ken Johnson

I spent most of the day on my tractor and then went xmas shopping with my wife. Pix tomorrow!

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Toby

Sorry guys, but I don't keep a palm collection. Munich just does not have the right climate to grow a lot of palms, so all there is is a lone Trachy in my yard.

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The collection of potted palms I used to keep eventually got sold at my Nursery

Best, TOBY

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Nigel

(Toby @ Dec. 07 2007,18:04)

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The collection of potted palms I used to keep eventually got sold at my Nursery

Best, TOBY

Yes, strange that, I had a large collection too until I strted my nursery then they mostly got sold.... cant resist a sale.

Nice house Toby !

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Gbarce

Toby,

do you have a picture of your old container ranch?  What was the most exotic or rarest palm that you had?

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Jeff Searle

I'll try to get a few pictures over the weekend,check back in a day or so.

Jeff

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JakeK

I don't want to be the debbie downer on this thread, but some may be hesitant to showcase their rarer palms because we've had a few members on this board have rare palms and cycads stolen from their landscapes. It may have only been coincidental that they were members of this board posting their rarer specimens and then had them stolen or maybe not. Not saying other members stole their palms, but you don't need to be a member to view these threads.

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Kris

Yes,iam watching all the collections of our heavy weights of this forum...!  :) So kindly keep the pictures comming..

Love,

Kris  :)

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Carlo Morici

Wow! That is the mythical Tizianstrasse 44 !!!

Zillions of ceroxylons  and wagnerianus passed through that door...

Oh! If that trachycarpus could only talk! :laugh:

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waykoolplantz

Beware...Jeff has a bull mastiff and 2 attack tortises

(and you thought they were vegetarians)  NOT !!

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Kris

Dear waykool  :)

that's old information,all forum regulars know this thing about 007 jeffs garden inhabitatents...

We like hear something new about our jeff..!  :P

And we have even seen the visuals,may be you joined the forum lately... :(

Lots of love,

Kris  :)

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Tyrone

(Toby @ Dec. 07 2007,18:04)

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Sorry guys, but I don't keep a palm collection. Munich just does not have the right climate to grow a lot of palms, so all there is is a lone Trachy in my yard.

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The collection of potted palms I used to keep eventually got sold at my Nursery

Best, TOBY

Toby, you have  a nice house there. Do you wish you lived somewhere warmer with cheap land so you could grow your rainforest? I would find your situation quite frustrating actually.(But that's me) I find living at 32S quite frustrating, and I'm always wishing for better weather and cursing it when it all goes wrong. I need to get away to the tropics every now and then just to give me a "fix".  :)

Just wondering.

Best regards

Tyrone

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osideterry

Is it possible the nursery guys have less time and motivation to post than the hobby guys? If I worked palms all day, all week, I might not be so excited to go out and take pictures of them, followed by the time it takes to then upload/post them.

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Toby

Hi Tyrone,

yes, occasionally the cold is a bit frustrating, but instead of growing a big jungle I just go traveling. That way I can enjoy the palms at other peoples places without the headache of growing them, gardening can be a lot of work sometimes.

Of course another reason is that my business would not move easily. It is set up quite well here and I sure wouldn't want to deal with AQIS of such as you can imagine!

Gene, I guess the most exotic palms I had, and actually still have, probably the only ones left from the old collection, are a bunch of Ravenea sp. Anjouan, which may be R. hildebrandtii actually (?). These grow really well in containers and the tallest are now abt. 2m. I am hoping they will eventually put out some flowers.

Best, TOBY

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Tyrone

(Toby @ Dec. 09 2007,14:43)

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Hi Tyrone,

yes, occasionally the cold is a bit frustrating, but instead of growing a big jungle I just go traveling. That way I can enjoy the palms at other peoples places without the headache of growing them, gardening can be a lot of work sometimes.

Of course another reason is that my business would not move easily. It is set up quite well here and I sure wouldn't want to deal with AQIS of such as you can imagine!

Gene, I guess the most exotic palms I had, and actually still have, probably the only ones left from the old collection, are a bunch of Ravenea sp. Anjouan, which may be R. hildebrandtii actually (?). These grow really well in containers and the tallest are now abt. 2m. I am hoping they will eventually put out some flowers.

Best, TOBY

Yes Toby, you're quite right. I was thinking a bt after my last post and thought that you'd go traveling a bit and see real jungles instead of working hard at making an artificial one, and there is only so much time in the day anyway to get work done and other responsibilities etc. This is always a problem for me too getting the time. And AQIS well.......

I think you've got it all well sorted out.  :)

Best regards

Tyrone

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Gbarce

Toby - do you germinate some the seeds that you sell yourself?

Just curious. :P

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Jeff Searle

Here's a palm I was after for many years. I first saw these growing in the Singapore Botanical garden. I fell in love with it so much, I was constantly asking for seeds from Ortanique and RPS, but to no avail. Finally a year ago,I was given a couple of plants from Fairchild Tropical Gardens that they had in their nursery,grown from seed that were collected by their staff while over in Malaysia. I will be planting these out next year. This is Livistona endauensis.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

Close up showing the spines.

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Jeff Searle

One last look. Does anyone have this specie growing,or can share some other information on this?

Jeff

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Urban Rainforest

Don't have it, never heard of it but I like it! Very rare and beautifull palm Jeff! Thanks for sharing.

Steve

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Jeff Searle

This is a palm that I bought at the South Florida Holiday Party last year down at Fairchild Gardens. It's Laccosperma opacum, a pretty rare palm genus from Cameroon.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

Here's a closer look, showing that it does have spines.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

One last look, I'm not sure where this will get planted out next year. Because of the spines, I'll have to give it some good thought and consideration. But it will go to the house.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

I stumbled upon this today while out looking in the shadehouse and forgot I had this growing. This is Masoala madagascariensis and is really starting to look like something and color up nicely.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

Very interesting and pretty down below.

Jeff

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Tad

(Jeff Searle @ Dec. 12 2007,19:45)

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a pretty rare palm genus from Cameroon.

Jeff

Fess up Searle, you got that palm from Kennash and those other guys from cameroon,  :P

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cfkingfish

That Laccosperma might be the rarest palm I have ever seen a picture of in cultivation.  :P

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SubTropicRay

Jeff,

You were after a Livistona??  Something's happened to you..LOL

Ray

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Gbarce

Jeff-Woo hoo !!! that's what I'm talking about.  Keep them coming.

Christian- feel free to jump in any time.  Inspire us :D

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Jeff Searle

(Ray, Tampa @ Dec. 13 2007,06:43)

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Jeff,

You were after a Livistona??  Something's happened to you..LOL

Ray

Ray,

      Yea,yea, I knew I was going to take some ribbing for that. But, when I saw that palm in the gardens, I fell in love with instantly. I search long and hard for some seeds or plants, but nothing until Fairchild had it. it still a very rare palm to find in cultivation/botanical gardens. I wish someone( hint,hint, JD) would add any info. that they might have. A picture would be great too.

Jeff

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Eric in Orlando

Nice palms Jeff.

We have what was labeled as L. endauensis when it was doanted. It looks different than yours and I have begun to think it might be a L. rotundifolia. If it is, then it is a more tender form as it shows some damage in the mid to upper 30sF. There is another L. rotundifolia (which survived 26F in 2/96)and a L. rotundifolia var. luzonensis nearby that don't get damaged at these temps.

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cfkingfish

Here is a plant that is a bit of a mutt.

Syagrus x costae X Butia capitata

I call it the Costean Mule, or Silver Mule Palm. It is planted in my yard now.

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Gbarce

More more more!!!

Calling Ortanique,  can you read me??!!!

What about the Hawaii and Australian folk?

The SoCal folk have to join in too.  Phil???

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