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Can you identify this palm ?


Alberto

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I received this mixed with other palms palms some time ago. Can you help me identify it ?

Thanks.

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Carambeí, 2nd tableland of the State Paraná , south Brazil.

Alt:1030m. Native palms: Queen, B. eriospatha, B. microspadix, Allagoptera leucocalyx , A.campestris, Geonoma schottiana, Trithrinax acanthocoma. Subtr. climate, some frosty nights. No dry season. August: driest month. Rain:1700mm

 

I am seeking for cold hardy palms!

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The fist leaves of the fan are also spiny

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Carambeí, 2nd tableland of the State Paraná , south Brazil.

Alt:1030m. Native palms: Queen, B. eriospatha, B. microspadix, Allagoptera leucocalyx , A.campestris, Geonoma schottiana, Trithrinax acanthocoma. Subtr. climate, some frosty nights. No dry season. August: driest month. Rain:1700mm

 

I am seeking for cold hardy palms!

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Does not look like any Livistona that I know.

Could be Copernicia sp.

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Located on Vanua Levu near Savusavu (16degrees South) Elevation from sealevel to 30meters with average annual rainfall of 2800mm (110in) with temperature from 18 to 34C (65 to 92F).

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I would also say Livistona something.

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23 minutes ago, Mandrew968 said:

No Livistona has thorns on the leaf like that. Copernicia alba or prunifera.

All juvenile Livistona rigida I saw at Mataranka in habitat had at least as much spines on the leaves as the palm posted by Alberto.

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25 minutes ago, Pal Meir said:

All juvenile Livistona rigida I saw at Mataranka in habitat had at least as much spines on the leaves as the palm posted by Alberto.

I have had one, Livistona (forgot what sp it was) that had the spines on the lower part of the leaflets as the original picture shows.

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I germinated some livistona sp with thorns in first leafs as Livistona Rígida.

my guess is Livistona.

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4 hours ago, Mandrew968 said:

No Livistona has thorns on the leaf like that. Copernicia alba or prunifera.

Guess I am mistaken.

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I took a few photos of a young L. nitida at work today and like the one in Pal's photo they do have spines but they seem to be restricted to a few near the leaf join. They are not as uniform along the entire length of the leaf as Alberto's photo shows. I'm fairly certain the palm in question is not nitida.

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Regards Neil

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