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oops,got a few more form jeffs!

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foxtail roots are among the coolest.

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this is from the garden of the ken johnson family orthodentists(?).

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the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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Satakentia, Satakentia, Satakentia (sang to the tune of Carpeteria, the carpet warehouse commercial, too obscure? It works best with Carpentaria.)

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Another Florida Piggy.

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What's this?

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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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Only rose garden I saw

That's it. My camera battery died that day. Next is WayKool's place the next day.

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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sensational !

ps: cracked up at the "shot gun shack" line .

pps: why isn't there any big Dypsis ?

Happy Gardening

Cheers,

Wal

Queensland, Australia.

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Wal, very few of the big dypsis will survive in South Florida apparently. I know Jeff Searle said that D. manajarensis seems to do fine. Maybe some locals can chime in as to why they don't grow that many.

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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It is not Monodora, is it?? Probably not.... monodora leaves aren't curly on the edges like that... Peter, what is it?? Matt, go and ask the owner please...

Why won't big dypsis grow well there? They grow fine here.... and we are just as humid & hot.

Regards, Ari :)

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Ari & Scott

Darwin, NT, Australia

-12°32'53" 131°10'20"

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We can grow many of the big species of Dypsis here. D. carlsmithii, D. mananjarensis, D. prestoniana, and D. canaliculata are just a few. Some are slow growing here, especially compared to more tropical and wet areas like Hawaii and parts of Australia. The reason also that you don't see many that are at a large size now is, we kind of got off to a late start compared to say growers and collectors in SoCal. But they will grow faster here with our rains and heat, so in time, we'll have some beauties in collections to see. Believe me.....I'm pushing these!

Jeff

Searle Brothers Nursery Inc.

and The Rainforest Collection.

Southwest Ranches,Fl.

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What's this?

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It is not Monodora, is it?? Probably not.... monodora leaves aren't curly on the edges like that... Peter, what is it?? Matt, go and ask the owner please...

Why won't big dypsis grow well there? They grow fine here.... and we are just as humid & hot.

Regards, Ari :)

Maybe Morinda citrifolia?

Ron

Wellington, Florida

Zone 11 in my mind

Zone 10a 9a in reality

13miles West of the Atlantic in Palm Beach County

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matt with kerriodoxa.

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paul with corypha. pronounced "cor-eye-fa" in florida,btw.

Eww, I think I just got an "eye-fa". :bemused:

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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We can grow many of the big species of Dypsis here. D. carlsmithii, D. mananjarensis, D. prestoniana, and D. canaliculata are just a few. Some are slow growing here, especially compared to more tropical and wet areas like Hawaii and parts of Australia. The reason also that you don't see many that are at a large size now is, we kind of got off to a late start compared to say growers and collectors in SoCal. But they will grow faster here with our rains and heat, so in time, we'll have some beauties in collections to see. Believe me.....I'm pushing these!

Jeff

Jeff kinda fessed up on this, but he and I have talked and I /we? also think that so many OTHER palm grow fast and great there, that people think "whats the big deal with those Dypsis anyway? Why would you want one you have to wait for"?

See one big, you'll want one.

Bill

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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I am very disappointed. Not one Queen palm or Pygmy or Washingtonia or CIDP in 6 damn pages of pictures. Where's the reality?

Kris won't even look at this thread.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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What's this?

)

It is not Monodora, is it?? Probably not.... monodora leaves aren't curly on the edges like that... Peter, what is it?? Matt, go and ask the owner please...

Why won't big dypsis grow well there? They grow fine here.... and we are just as humid & hot.

Regards, Ari :)

Maybe Morinda citrifolia?

I don't think so. I grow Morinda citrifollia... maybe a relative of Mangosteen???

Regards, Ari :)

Ari & Scott

Darwin, NT, Australia

-12°32'53" 131°10'20"

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I am very disappointed. Not one Queen palm or Pygmy or Washingtonia or CIDP in 6 damn pages of pictures. Where's the reality?

Kris won't even look at this thread.

I seriously hope your kidding. Even though matty said that Washy's and Phoenix rob. are two of his farorite palms. While here, he told me how many he grows now on his property and that he wants to commercially grow them for seed export. I rolled my eyes on that one.....when he wasn't looking of course.

Searle Brothers Nursery Inc.

and The Rainforest Collection.

Southwest Ranches,Fl.

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I would like to thank all folks responsible for Paul and Matt's/Matt and Paul's Fairchild PRA. As Tom (Tikitiki) said, it was the most enjoyable and insightful Fairchild experience all the FM's I talked to ever had. The quality of the photography of the Palm's in this thread speaks for itself and for Matt and Paul/Paul and Matt. They are very accompolished.

Special thanks to Ken for the graciousness he and his family extended to these special visitors. The same goes for Jeff. By the way, I don't mean to be pushy but could someone quickly get me the species of that Orania next to the Borrassus in Post 160? Geeze, I need to take a powder!

What you look for is what is looking

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bubba Posted Today, 11:43 AM

...could someone quickly get me the species of that Orania next to the Borrassus in Post 160?...

It is Orania palindan, and it is a favorite of mine as well. It seems to be in constant seed production there at Fairchild. In regards to the Dypsis, many of the larger, rarer species just haven't caught on yet, as established specimens need to be seen first before someone would want to get them.

Ryan

South Florida

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I am very disappointed. Not one Queen palm or Pygmy or Washingtonia or CIDP in 6 damn pages of pictures. Where's the reality?

Kris won't even look at this thread.

I seriously hope your kidding. Even though matty said that Washy's and Phoenix rob. are two of his farorite palms. While here, he told me how many he grows now on his property and that he wants to commercially grow them for seed export. I rolled my eyes on that one.....when he wasn't looking of course.

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Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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bubba i saw a car on the freeway with yer avatar on the license plate so i chastised them thru hand gestures for stealing your intellectual property. ;)

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san diego,california,left coast.

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Y'all know it was a pleasure being with all of yous toos.

There are some great points made here about the differences in palmage between what M&P are used to and what they saw here. In additin there were some other things (cultural mostly) that stood out as differences between "here and there".

One was that although P&M thought we would speak funny it turned out that the only thing different was they way we pronounced palm names. Hence all the pronunciation guides in this post. Thanks P for helping with that.

Another was that M is used to using a turn signal to get the attention of the driver next to him to give him the picture that he would like to change lanes and that could the other driver please slow down so he could get in.??? That's not the way its done here. In fact the use of a turn signal shows weakness and indecision, Here we speed up to just within inches the bummper of the car in front of the car next to us and abruptly swerve into the tiny space left when the driver next to you slams on his breaks and shoots a finger. The finger is a sign you made it ok. Jeez is that so hard M?

Then there were the more obscure differences that could only be measured by someone familiar with drinking large amounts of beer. We all qualified for this so we all experienced the IPS story telling time. The Florida stories were shocking to P&M. Imagine that? After a through rekindeling of numerous Palm Fest stories, Biennial tales (BS you were mentioned ;) ) and stories of "The Palm Society" (Teddie Buhler, you were mentioned several times!) P&M were flabbergasted at what goes on over here. They claim that Cali PRAs rearley contain any of the exciting (and sometimes racey) stories we have. One I forgot to tell them was when a man that came to all our meetings showed up at a meeting at FTBG one night and so did his wife. She told the entire group that her husband had been boinking another member. Oh MY.

Well thats it for now. Thanks agin to all the great FMs.

I DIG PALMS

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Well guys this thread has been great ,something new everyday and what an amazing variety of palms my head is spinning .

Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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troy glad yer enjoying it,still more to come!

ken johnson you are right on with all of those points. btw i did tell mattyb to stop signalling but he couldnt do it.

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I have to admit, this thread hadn't lived up to my expectations of epic palms until pages 3-4 kicked in. Then the palms and snarkacity went into high gear. Since then it's been mind altering... I really need to find time to go back and go through it again from the beginning. I am so envious of a climate that can support monstrous fan palms like Borassus and Corypha.

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Zone 9b/10a, Sunset Zone 22

7 miles inland. Elevation 120ft (37m)

Average annual low temp: 30F (-1C)

Average annual rainfall: 8" (20cm)

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last shot i have from the place with rose garden.

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the next leg of our journey took us to south beach in miami.

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its hard to find parking,i think this car has been in the same spot since it was new.

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some of the local fauna.

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sampling of the architecture that south beach is famous for.

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alot of phoenix around. we thought we were back in socal for a minute there.

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heres the lil bar we had lunch in.everything was going well till matt destroyed their plumbing.

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Oh, the skaters!!!!!! Thankfully there was traffic so we passed them, over and over again.

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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believe it or else,there was a master plan.we fanagled an invite to see the fabled garden of mike harris("waykool plantz" on this forum) so south beach was just an appetizer for the main course! after navigating untold turnpikes,tollroads & city streets(all with name AND numbers just to keep solcalians guessing) & nearly getting killed by some florida driver who decided to pull in front of us into our lane on the turnpike from a dead stop,we finally reach the garden.

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"uh,we're here.huh huh.like,let us in.huh huh."

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mikes garden is HUGE-a-riffic. the figure "5 acres" was bandied about. yes,"bandied."

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mattyb with greg & his wife.they are in charge finding the plants & maintaining the garden.

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we are still amazed by the coryphas.matt tries to convince himself that they are real.

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san diego,california,left coast.

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awesome leaf-undersides of arenga westerhoutii.

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yes,"crafters," this is where raphia comes from.

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licuala sp.

how can ya not love these? how!?!?!?

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"croat-en." i think they come from "croatia."

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Last pic in post 22 is Borassus aethiopum I think. It was great to meet Greg and his wife D.D. They gave a great pretour while we were waiting for Mike to get home from work.

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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matt with kerriodoxa.

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paul with corypha. pronounced "cor-eye-fa" in florida,btw.

Eww, I think I just got an "eye-fa". :bemused:

why you even lookin down there,sanford? keep yer eyes on the palms!!! :angry:

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san diego,california,left coast.

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Last pic in post 22 is Borassus aethiopum I think. It was great to meet Greg and his wife D.D. They gave a great pretour while we were waiting for Mike to get home from work.

hmmm there were some corypha close to there,now its all hazy in my mind due to the hallucinogens.

er.i mean "cough medicine." :winkie:

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large clumping raphia at the edge of the pond create a matt of roots.

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back to that a.westerhoutii for a sec. "aw yeah baby,work it!"

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tons of seed.

they gave me gas.

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c.renda at waters edge.

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Huge banyan tree in drive. I saw no bananas on it.

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Corypha alley. Paul got mugged.

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Picturesque. Yes I spelled it wright Paul.

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B. aethiopum petiole armor detail.

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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Arenga westerhoutii is like A. pinatta with prettier, regular leaves.

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Paul next to A. pinnata.

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Behind the pond.

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Bambusa chungii. Oh yeah!

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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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Princess Attalea

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Not sure if these are the basal leaflets or the reins, but Greg is holding part of the leaf from the Attalea on the right. Amazing!

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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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you sure thats borassus? all the corypha had that sharp edge on petioles. the only other borassus we saw were at fairchild & they were 50 feet tall.

do i need to go on & on & on?

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nice looooooooong view.

thats about 7 blocks in my neighborhood.

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areca with yellow crownshaft.the bananas were all gone on this one,too.

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matt finally spots his favorite "palm."

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Lizard on Pinanga -- That's the name of Paul's new band.

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P. philipinensis I think.

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Mike got home, Jeff showed up drunk, and all hell broke loose. By all hell, I mean we walked around and looked at palms.

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Ryan, hanging back to catch the action.

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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