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Chrysalidocarpus id


Tracy

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My cousin has a solitary large Chrysalidocarpus which when younger i always assumed was a Dypsis prestoniana.   I was visiting his garden today and the trunk girth was narrower, ring space is wider and leaves different than I remembered.   Now I am trying to plug in the correct species.  Lots of white on that ringed trunk as you can see. 

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33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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Looks like it’s definitely got at least part prestonianus in it. They are variable, but they also commonly hybridise so I’m definitely not certain on ID. 

Tim Brisbane

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15 hours ago, tim_brissy_13 said:

They are variable, but they also commonly hybridise so I’m definitely not certain on ID. 

The growth between the rings is pretty dramatic compared to all the other Chrysalidocarpus prestonianus that I have seen grown here in Southern California.  I don't know the source for certain, but have reason to believe that it was acquired from Mardi Darian back in the day.

33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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Tracy, I agree the segments are are larger than C. prestonianus, comparing it to the ones in my garden. There are similar characteristics to several others like that C. ovobontsira sp. metallic thing and of course C. robustus, sharing ‘sorta kinda‘ traits like segment distance or trunk indumentum. That was a rather long way of saying, I don’t have a clue.

Tim

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Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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5 hours ago, realarch said:

Tracy, I agree the segments are are larger than C. prestonianus, comparing it to the ones in my garden. There are similar characteristics to several others like that C. ovobontsira sp. metallic thing and of course C. robustus, sharing ‘sorta kinda‘ traits like segment distance or trunk indumentum. That was a rather long way of saying, I don’t have a clue.

Tim

I'm glad to hear that I wasn't completely off base when saying it has traits that lead me away from C prestonianus.  You have thrown out a couple of things to consider at least.  It is a start.  I'll have to get back over there and examine the leaflets a little closer, maybe bring a semi-telephoto lens so I can capture them up close since they are significantly overhead.

33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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