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When I found out the dates for the So.-Cal. banquet, I immediately started looking into this to see if I could come out for a long weekend. My friend Ken and I booked our flights, made a few phone calls, and after many emails, arrived in San Diego on thursday morning. Bill (BS Man About Palms)was gracious enough to meet us at the airport and drive us around for the day.

    Our first stop was at Mission Bay to see the enormous Jubaea's.

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A group of them. I wonder what the age was on these giants.

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Bill and Ken sharing one big mama.

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And this would be me.....in all my glory.

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A look at the bay from a distance, with large Wasintonia's in the sky.

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feef706

Nice pictures.. those are some real monsters.. How'd you like the weather compared to south florida? I was born in california but moved before I was 2 and Ive yet to make it back to see what its like.. looks like a great place..

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James,

       It was in the low 40's I think every morning we were out there. The high's were always in the 50's or in the upper 60's at best. The guys know how I felt. :(  I don't like the cold.....the hotter the better.

Jeff

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After leaving Mission Bay, we made arrangements to swing by Dean's house. What a beautiful collection of palms. Standing from L-R is Len,Ken,Bill and Dean.

Jeff

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Here's the base of Dypsis sp. Orange Crush.

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And Bill looking for some orange(?)

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Dean said he thinks this is Ravenea monticola.

Jeff

Mod Edit: Slight correction Jeff --- This palm was purchased as Dypsis 'Kingaly." I'm not sure what it is other than some kind of Ravenea, but not 'Monticola.' Here's a link to a pic of the R. 'monticola'

http://palmpedia.net/wiki....i]

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The same.

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A colorful varigated Tupidanthus.

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What turned out to be our largest Dypsis decipiens on the tour. Great palm, Dean.

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Upclose at the massive trunks.

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And I found this cute little Mealy Bug palm growing, Dypsis mananjarensis. Which turned out to be the only one we saw.

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Not sure on this specie of Dypsis.

Mod edit: I believe this is D. onilahensis.

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Looking towards the left corner of the backyard.

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pogobob

Nice photos Jeff! Sorry bout the cold, the news today said we are having the coolest average high temp January in 30yrs. I don't like it either so I guess I'll go skiing tommorow, bet you can't do that in flaarada! :P

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The always beautiful "Chungii" bamboo.

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paulgila

great pix,jeff!can't wait to see MORE!!! :P

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BS Man about Palms

(Jeff Searle @ Jan. 30 2008,19:48)

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Here's the base of Dypsis sp. Orange Crush.

Jeff!!!  You were SO CLOSE!  Thats "Dypsis OCWS" . Remember, the "ridge" on the petiole for the "orange crush".

We'll learn you yet. :D

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Peter

Yes what is that palm in #17?

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(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 30 2008,23:24)

QUOTE

(Jeff Searle @ Jan. 30 2008,19:48)

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Here's the base of Dypsis sp. Orange Crush.

Jeff!!!  You were SO CLOSE!  Thats "Dypsis OCWS" . Remember, the "ridge" on the petiole for the "orange crush".

We'll learn you yet. :D

Bill !!!

    Dang, I posted before I thought. The one palm quiz and I just failed! S*#T !

But...........about this ridge on top of the rachis of D. sp. Orange Crush. I hate to tell you, but I have been looking at other Dypsis species and find this "raised ridge" on others as well. I'll call you.....

Jeff

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(Peter @ Jan. 30 2008,23:32)

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Yes what is that palm in #17?

Peter,

     I believe Dean told us it was D. onilahensis.

Mod edit: Yes

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Cristóbal

Hi jeff you see the many nice howea forsteriana by the jubea ? i drive many kilometers to united states to go to thes for seed for some people in tijuana. i dont know why nobody plant the howea forsteriana in tijuana we have many many roystonea, no howea.  

i am sorry this winters so cold. its not like this in normal year. in normal year some days are like winter in south florida. i remember i go to your place 1 year ago january 2007 when i go to florida only i find when i come back home this is your nursrey. i wish i know this when im there. you have very good nursrey !

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(Cristóbal @ Jan. 31 2008,00:02)

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Hi jeff you see the many nice howea forsteriana by the jubea ? i drive many kilometers to united states to go to thes for seed for some people in tijuana. i dont know why nobody plant the howea forsteriana in tijuana we have many many roystonea, no howea.  

i am sorry this winters so cold. its not like this in normal year. in normal year some days are like winter in south florida. i remember i go to your place 1 year ago january 2007 when i go to florida only i find when i come back home this is your nursrey. i wish i know this when im there. you have very good nursrey !

Do the Howea's grow well there? It's not that far down from SD.

And thanks, and next time you come to South Florida, please come by again so we can talk. :D  

Jeff

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bubba

Those Jubea's make even our thickest Copernicia bailyana look like midgets. Incredible palm tour.

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bgl

Jeff,

You and Ken obviously had a great trip out west! Really enjoyed seeing all the photos in this and the other threads. Next time you head out west, make it Hawaii! HIPS has its annual event, the BBQ, at this time of the year as well. That's our best attended event (last year around 145 participants). This year, it's on Feb. 1st at 5 p.m. (that's tomorrow!) in Wailoa River State Park in Hilo. :)

Bo-Göran

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Bo,

   Well thanks for the offer and update. But this would be a much more longer and more expensive trip from us this far away. But.....I will keep it in mind and it sounds like quite a large group that shows up. Thats fantastic. And of course, Hawaii also offers so many beautiful gardens and private collections. I just wish you guys were not so far away. All the Calif. guys(and Kim  :D ) were extreamly nice to us. Everyone that opened up their garden to us. And we still had a couple of offers but just didn't have enough time.

Jeff

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kakariki

Where I come from these Jubeas would be around sixty years old.

B. Hubbard,

Auckland,

New Zealand

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(kakariki @ Jan. 31 2008,17:30)

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Where I come from these Jubeas would be around sixty years old.

B. Hubbard,

Auckland,

New Zealand

Mr. Hubbard!

Greetings!

Nice to see you posting!

How about some pics from the big NZ?

Rhopies, the whole nine yards . . .

dave

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Cyphophoenix elegans

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Little help guys....was this a Burretiokentia kohgie?

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Ravenea hildebrantii. We also saw nice ones growing in Gary LeVine and Lou Hooper's yards. They seem to grow better in So-Cal. than in Florida.

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Moving on to Bob DeJong's yard, here Ken and I are just meeting Bob for the first time. Bob had a very manicured yard stuffed full of rare and unusual palms and cycads. We appreciated getting the chance to come by.

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I think this was a large single trunk Dypsis baronii.(?)

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A nice group of Encephalartos in the front yard.

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Here's a small Chambeyronia macrocarpa "Houailou".

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Dypsis baronii. Lots of these in So-Cal.

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