Palmarum Posted July 4, 2008 Author Report Share Posted July 4, 2008 2008 IPS Biennial - Costa Rica Day 02: Sunday, May 4th Marco Herrero Farm Group 2: Bus #3 & Bus #4 - 9:58AM: The small Licuala-rich area held a few surprises, some with ripe fruit no less. This Licuala lauterbachii was flawless and held a full infructescence off to one side. When ever you would turn around another surprise would practically hit you in the face. - 10:00AM: The ripe seed on this palm was well hidden by its massive solid leaf. The Licuala peltata var. sumawongii was crowded by other plants so the leaves that would normally sprawl outward were cramped together. The one good leaf is shown here, riding up along side the infructescence. The leaf blade is about 8 feet (2m) across. - This biennial was full of firsts, including the first time I had ever seen a Licuala distans in bloom. - The inflorescence was almost neon orange in color and was unbranched at this point in time. It resembled the same inflorescence found on other members of its Licuala sub-group, including L. mapu, L. kunstleri, etc. Ryan South Florida Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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