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SD Zoo Bismarkias


BigFrond

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Here are the green and silver form.  I forgot to take a picture of the silver one at the SD Wild Animal Park.  It is huuuuuuge and would put the ones at the zoo to shame.

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Here's one at the Wild Animal Park.  Not a great shot of the palm but my wife is still hot.  It was 103F (39.4C) that day.  ....that was wierd...   One of those things that just come out of your mouth that could get you in trouble, if ya know what I mean.

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Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Hey MattyB, did you take the pix of the Biz next to the pine tree garden?  It looks like the picture was somewhere else at the WAP.

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I was in Balboa park last week and noticed that the smaller of the two Bismarkias in front of the botanical building was setting seed.  I haven't seen or heard of any other Bismarkias in CA setting seed.  These two Bismarkias are both HUGE, with 6-7 feet of clear trunk, one has about 50% wider spread than the other.  Sorry I didn't have my camera.

Matt

San Diego

0.6 Acres of a south facing, gently sloped dirt pile, soon to be impenetrable jungle

East of Mount Soledad, in the biggest cold sink in San Diego County.

Zone 10a (I hope), Sunset 24

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Big Frond:  Yeah I think it was by the Pine Trees.  Near the Epiphylum house and the Elephant overlook.

About the Bizmarckias:  Palmgrover actually grabbed a couple of seeds from those Bismarckias.  I didn't see them but Pohonkelapa told me that they looked too small.  Did they look small Matt?

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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They looked like they were still developing to me, definitely not mature yet.  It will be interesting to see if they do mature, but I guess we won't know if people grab all the babies before their time.

Matt

San Diego

0.6 Acres of a south facing, gently sloped dirt pile, soon to be impenetrable jungle

East of Mount Soledad, in the biggest cold sink in San Diego County.

Zone 10a (I hope), Sunset 24

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