Jump to content

Marius

Recommended Posts

Good day everyone. I’d appreciate inputs on the ID of the Brahea that I’m posting today. 
I’m leaning towards it being a B aculeata due to the long thin looking petioles compared to the leaf size. 
it has brown tomentum on the petioles closest to the trunk. 
It has glossy green upper leaf surfaces and silvery undersides. 
petioles are armed. 
 

IMG_6632.jpeg

IMG_6633.jpeg

IMG_6634.jpeg

IMG_6635.jpeg

IMG_6636.jpeg

IMG_6637.jpeg

IMG_6640.jpeg

IMG_6638.jpeg

IMG_6639.jpeg

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am growing 3 Brahea aculeata from 2 sources. They are silver on both sides of their leaves. Brahea dulcis is extremely variable, and some have two tone leaves. It's a confusing genus. To add to the confusion, there are many color forms in many of the species.

Hi 85°, Lo 53°

  • Like 2

Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Tom in Tucson said:

I am growing 3 Brahea aculeata from 2 sources. They are silver on both sides of their leaves. Brahea dulcis is extremely variable, and some have two tone leaves. It's a confusing genus. To add to the confusion, there are many color forms in many of the species.

Hi 85°, Lo 53°

You are right. It is a very confusing genus. Thanks for weighing in. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Tom in Tucson said:

I am growing 3 Brahea aculeata from 2 sources. They are silver on both sides of their leaves. Brahea dulcis is extremely variable, and some have two tone leaves. It's a confusing genus. To add to the confusion, there are many color forms in many of the species.

Hi 85°, Lo 53°

Any pictures of your Brahea aculeata?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Any pictures of your Brahea aculeata?

Nothing recently. I'll try to take some tomorrow. 

Hi 87°, Lo 54°

  • Like 1

Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

Link to comment
Share on other sites

42 minutes ago, Tom in Tucson said:

Nothing recently. I'll try to take some tomorrow. 

Hi 87°, Lo 54°

Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 10/27/2023 at 8:31 PM, Meangreen94z said:

Thanks.

Here are the 3 Brahea aculeata I'm now growing. The one in some shade was purchased from Jungle Music Palms in '14. I first bought one from them while I still lived in San Diego. I was so impressed with it, that shorty after moving here, I included it in my first order to JM. I'm happy to report that it is identical to what I grew in SD. Hopefully they're still carrying these from the same source. The ones in full sun are an Ebay purchase from palm_flora in Lafayette, CA. I think @Ben in Norcalknows the name of the grower.

174100627.nqBZBu49.DSC09061.jpeg

174100626.r5ajPhJ2.DSC09060.jpeg

Hi 91°, Lo 46° Nov 4

Edited by Tom in Tucson
  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...