A Young Old Man

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Many moons ago I collected a few seed off of a Coccothrinax crinita. I have never seen a young one so I am not sure if this one is a purebred or hybrid. Any ideas?
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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Darn, I thought you were talking about me. :)
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dean come on, he didn't title the thread Old Old Man.

    Scott - the genus Coccothrinax is infamous for cross pollinating. If there were other Coccothrinax blooming in the same vacinity - it may be a cross. It does show the characteristics of being a young old man from the looks of the fibers at the base of the petioles.

    How old is it from seed?
     
  4. ScotTi

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    Ron, The palm is 10 years young now. I have a photo of the momma somewhere in my files. Do not remember what other Coccothrinax palms were growing nearby the momma if any. Scott
     

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