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So What Caught Your Eye Today?


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Aww c’mon Pal Meir, that’s a plastic replica. 🙂 quite the specimen.

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Hilo, Hawaii

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Waiting for my grandchildren and did a short expose on some average Royals in my area:579F760F-33DB-458F-A87A-C1BF47FAC302.thumb.jpeg.e7bbcf6569d91c8c4babf0735f936d79.jpegD2D0D277-829E-4320-A375-9142A9F16026.thumb.jpeg.364d1d204b44412244b07677c4bb7ae6.jpegDD82BEFC-C682-48EF-8316-A55C4A64D291.thumb.jpeg.be88cd60085aa9baf51a9b89450c9551.jpeg

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What you look for is what is looking

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15 hours ago, John hovancsek said:

Waiting for it to flower but might be Dictocaryum sp.

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Those stilt roots are a dead ringer for Socratea. I only have exhorriza, it must be a different species like salazarii.

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Hey Brad, those are looking great for 2 years old. You’ll start seeing noticeable difference in size in another year. Great umbrellas for those unexpected downpours.

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29 minutes ago, realarch said:

Hey Brad, those are looking great for 2 years old. You’ll start seeing noticeable difference in size in another year. Great umbrellas for those unexpected downpours.

Tim

It’s surprising how fast things grow here despite being on rock with no native soil and frequent extended periods with no rain.  This K elegans bumps into a Joey which hopefully bumps into a M amicorum all through a small Pinanga lined trail and I have no idea if the end result will be messy chaos or visually pleasing but it certainly should serve as an umbrella free zone when it does rain!

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3 hours ago, realarch said:

Those stilt roots are a dead ringer for Socratea. I only have exhorriza, it must be a different species like salazarii.

Tim

There are at least 4 different Socratea on the property and it really doesn’t look like any Socratea but more like the Dictocaryum that has to be over 50 ft tall

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Some late afternoon shots.

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Port Macquarie NSW Australia

Warm temperate to subtropical

Record low of -2C at airport 2006

Pushing the limit of palm survivabilities

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I notice the street view image has updated for the big Filibusta hybrid in Minster on Sea, which is located in Kent, England. The photo is from May 2023, so it looks pretty good considering we had just gone through the worst winter in about a decade or so. Flower spathes can be seen hanging down. This is one of the biggest Washies on the UK mainland.

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It looked like this in 2009...

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Average annual precipitation - 18.7 inches : Average annual sunshine hours - 1725

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Not " What caught my eye today " ..More like what caught it " this evening "  ... A little late this year, like many other things.   A bit surprised how quickly they made their way down the road this time ...trimming and getting all the fronds / flower stalks cleaned up and into the bed of the Chipper Truck.  Evenings are a better time to proceed with this work anyway since traffic has died down, & you aren't roasting in 115F heat.

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....It can start raining now, lol.. 😁:greenthumb:     ( Arizona natives will understand the inside joke )

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My seed grown south african Aloe davyana and specially Sabal uresana are showing up (near sunset)

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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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Another pic with the gardener Sebastião, (not a tall man) He likes his work very much!

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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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These actually caught my eye the other day, but only today did I have the chance to stop and take pictures -- some exotic-looking palms in the Coconut Grove Neighborhood of Miami. 

The 4th and 5th pic someone identified as a Coccothrinax azul, which I hadn't heard of before but caught my eye due to the trunk that looks like it's covered in rough burlap sackcloth.

The 1st through the 3rd I thought were one single species, but people who know more about this than I do have said the 1st is a Copernicia gigas and the 2nd and 3rd (same tree) are of a Copernicia baileyana. Can these species IDs be confirmed?

The last 2 are of a young Attalea and the trunk of an older one. I believe they are A. speciosas which are pretty common in Bolivia where they are called "cusi" and prized for their oil.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Pic 1: Copernicia gigas?

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Pic 2: C. baileyana?

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Pic 3: C. baileyana?

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Pic 4: Coccothrinax azul (very deserving of its name! with potential baileyana behind it)

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Pic 5: C. azul trunk

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Pic 6: Young Attalea (speciosa?)

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Pic 7: Trunk and bottom of Attalea crown

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¡Oh, palmera! Tu eres como yo, extranjera en occidente, alejada de tu patria. 🌴

~Abderramán I 

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I believe you are correct in every call with the exception of shots 2 and 3, which could actually be C. fallaensis, which would be outstanding. C fallaensis and bailyana are hard to differentiate in their juvenile state but the leaf habit of 2 and 3 show the highly refined and thinner look that ultimately give the fallaensis that almost blinding effect compared to baileyana. I may be wishing on a shooting star. It is amazing in a great way how Miami leads the way in all the way in all things that emanate from Cuba.

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On 7/7/2023 at 4:16 AM, Alberto said:

My seed grown south african Aloe davyana and specially Sabal uresana are showing up (near sunset)

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Alberto, what a beautiful setting. Such well placed specimens and that path is just perfect.  Reminds me of the botanic  gardens in southern Arizona.

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And also went to see my new M amicarum, this one is bigger than my 2 year old one.  Hoping it will be future canopy for the surrounding shade plants currently shaded by a trash tree.

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Thank you!!!  This is exactly the type of insight I was hoping to get. You've given me something to look into to be able to dig deeper. I might not be able to identify the palm without having to go back, but I'll never complain about having to go to Coconut Grove! 😄

And, totally agree about Miami and the amazing greatness! And not just things from Cuba. Before moving back to Bolivia, I had lived in Maryland and Washington, DC which was a totally different world. Then, last year I moved from Bolivia to Fort Lauderdale, and I must say the Miami metropolitan area feels like I'm still in the same world, if that makes any sense. A huge part of it is hearing Spanish and salsa music everywhere, being able to buy empanadas and arepas in gasoline stations, and a million other little things, but mainly the tropical climate and ESPECIALLY the palm trees!🌴 All without the constant protests, road blockages, and bald-faced corruption (mostly 🤭)

 

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I believe you are correct in every call with the exception of shots 2 and 3, which could actually be C. fallaensis, which would be outstanding. C fallaensis and bailyana are hard to differentiate in their juvenile state but the leaf habit of 2 and 3 show the highly refined and thinner look that ultimately give the fallaensis that almost blinding effect compared to baileyana. I may be wishing on a shooting star. It is amazing in a great way how Miami leads the way in all the way in all things that emanate from Cuba.

 

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¡Oh, palmera! Tu eres como yo, extranjera en occidente, alejada de tu patria. 🌴

~Abderramán I 

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Canvey, Essex (51N) - 9th July 2023

The post-winter recovery continues...

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Heading back home across the Dartford bridge at late evening with London in the distance...

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59 minutes ago, UK_Palms said:

Canvey, Essex (51N) - 9th July 2023

The post-winter recovery continues...

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Heading back home across the Dartford bridge at late evening with London in the distance...

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Palms look great, I was standing amongst those mass of sky scrapers in the centre of the photo, probably as you were taking this photo, taking photos of kentias!

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Hi, everyone! This solitary crownshaft palm caught my eye, not only because it's the only one of its kind, but also because the tips of its leaflets are very long and thin, and on the younger leaves they form a line along the edge of the tips, almost looking like they are tying them together. 

Are these pictures enough to be able to identify what species it is?

Location is Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida USA

 

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A full-body view

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The tied-together tips on the top frond

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Tips tied together on the top frond in the back

 

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Fruiting view

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View showing underside and crownshaft

 

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Looks like Dictyosperma to me. Not sure of the species though.

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Elusive new leaf on the Cyphophoenix elegans...this thing is slowwww, slower than even the Chambeyronia..maybe 2.5 leaves/year? So sad it got sunburned from a gap in the canopy :(

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First fully pinnate leaf on this king seedling germinated Feb 2022, seed from @GoatLockerGuns

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Jonathan

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Looking rather stately this morning. Chambeyronia hookeri.

Tim

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For a darker color by the spindle palms i put in this crepe myrtle.  One of my favorite plants (just this variety) and its showing why.  They are all in their glory now.

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Patio finally starting to look like it should, Chrytostachys renda, Licuala peltata Var. sumawongii, Licuala grandis, kerriodoxa elegans, Licuala grandis, Licuala Ramsayii

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