palmfriend Posted February 19 Report Share Posted February 19 On 2/19/2023 at 4:30 AM, realarch said: Lars, your V. joannis looks to be a hybrid. Certainly far from an expert, I’ve been told that Veitchia here in Hawaii are notorious for cross pollinating and some have even suggested getting a true joannis would be extraordinary. There are some older specimens locally in East Hawaii that look like the real deal, with weepy, droopy leaflets, noticeably different than V. arecina. I’ve seen many specimens that have that in-between look including a couple in my garden which were collected as seed from a local garden. This is just an observation on my part, and it’s worth is just that. Tim Tim, Thank you for your comment - neither am I an expert in this case... 😃 However, those seeds were one of the first I purchased from rps several years ago - I can only hope that they were 'pure' when they had them in stock at that time. What caught my eye - when ordering - was excactly what you described - those weepy, droopy leaflets - a dream of a palm! When I took the photo a few days ago, the weather conditions weren't fortunate - today they look much better (droopier) but it rains, it is windy and the sky is dark somehow. I will work my way into the description of this species soon, checking the details, maybe I can find a clue to narrow down their ID. Btw., I am growing V. arecina, spiralis and winin as well - but still too young - it should be helpful for comparison. 👍 Lars 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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