Butia X Syagrus Hybrids. I thought I would share some photos as well.

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  1. Eriksji

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    A lot of these I have posted on other boards but thought I would share them with others who might not frequent the other palmtalk boards. I was inspired by all of Scotts photos here. Keep up the good work.

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    Butia X Syagrus.
     

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    Curved Mule Palm in back ground. With 1 gallon Butia x syagrus lawn art.
     

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    Crown butia x syagrus
     

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    Butia X Syagrus.
     

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    Some of the Mamas and papas. Butia Odorata and Syagrus R. We work with over 30 of each.
     

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    First photo: Butia Odorata inflorescence
    Second photo: Preping the Butia Inflorescence for emasculating
    Third photo: xbutyagrus inflorescence.
     

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    Clipping the male flowers and emasculating off of the Butia. My mentor Mark Lynn in the background helping out.
     

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    Butia flowers emasculated and ready for pollen.
     

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    after 6 days of pollinating the inflorescence is covered in Syagurs pollen.
     

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    Syagrus pollen. This is about 1 weeks worth. We go though 100 inflorescecnce a year to extract pollen.
     

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    First photo. Butia X Parajubaea middle pod. Butia X Syagrus see on either side.

    About 3 months later they begin to ripen and time to harvest.
     

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    First photos is Butia X Syagrus seed. Around 1800 of them.
    Second photo represents around 6000 Butia X Syagrus seed.
    Sunglasses for scale.

    Month of June and July collected over 20,000 seeds. On track to doing over 50,000. Hopefully doing over 20,000 hybrid seedlings.
     

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    Thankfully we have a seed cleaner otherwise we would have to hire someone to clean all of these seeds.
     

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    Time to plant. 6000 butia x syagrus seeds 30 minutes.

    Some packaged up to be shipped out.
     

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    3 months later they are ready to extract from the beds to be planted up to liners.
     

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    Single, double, triple, quad Mule palm seedlings.
     

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    Butyagrus seedlings to 1 gallon.
     

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    Starting to grow up.
     

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    More Mules.
     

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    Thats all for now folks.
     

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  22. ScotTi

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    Erik, Thanks for sharing your pics of the hybrids.
     
  23. Eriksji

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    Thanks for sharing yours as well.

    I will update more photos when the

    Butia X Parajubaea, Butia X Syagrus Coronata, Butia X Jubaea, and Syagrus X Jubaea start germinating.
     
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    They stand to be great hybrids.
     
  25. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks Eric,

    Nice photos of some nice palms. Cool house in Post #21 too. :)

    The advantage of posting photos here is that they will eventually end up in the Palm Encyclopedia for easy indexing and reference. I assume I have your permission to do so?
     
  26. Eriksji

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    Thanks Dean,

    The house in post #21 is a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome. Quite fun to live in.

    You are welcome to use any photos you like. They were all taken by me or Mark Lynn.

     
  27. ScotTi

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    Erik, Have you done any work with Allagoptera arenaria pollen on Butia?
     
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    Scott,

    I have not found a pollen source as of yet for that one. We would love to give it a try.
    So far it has been
    Butia X Jubaea
    Butia X Syagrus coronata
    Butia X Cocos N.
    Butia X Parajubaea
    Syagrus X Jubaea
    Butyagrus X Jubaea

    These crosses were all done in June and July. Some seeds are still on the trees. This is my first time on any of these so hopefully I get some germination.
    Butia X Syagrus Botyophora pollen is on the way.

    We have 35 Butia's to play with so we are having fun with it and seeing how many of the crosses we can do. Just to say we did it once. We have a steady source for the Parajubaea and the Jubaea pollen and may travel down south and try to hit a coconut with it.

    Erik
     
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    Very nicely done Erik. Thanks again to Scott for detailing the technique and to you Erik - for all the pictorials on the results. That's quite and operation you have got there. I've got a Butia x S. coronata that's 4.5 years old that just went in the ground last week. It was a gift from a fellow mentor. I'd like to to have a go at a couple of your B x P & S x J.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
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    Rich I will let you know when they are available. I believe Mike Evans still has quite a few Syagrus Coronatas left for sale in st. Pete.
     
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    A video of Mark Lynn from Mule Palm Nursery emasculating a Butia odorata.

    [video=youtube;hILaWJp3Qhs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILaWJp3Qhs&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
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    Part 2 Mark Lynn Mule palm nursery. Butia emasculating [video=youtube;yUaSFTKZqf8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yUaSFTKZqf8[/video]
     
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    Part 3. [video=youtube;OgQSvI2UUz8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OgQSvI2UUz8[/video]
     
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    After pollinating. [video=youtube;qmX6vHCqSbc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmX6vHCqSbc&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  35. Eriksji

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    Some larger Mule Palms.
     

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  36. Dypsisdean

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    If I was in a marginal climate I would be all over those - great looking palms.
     
  37. Eriksji

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    Maybe you should give it a try. I would be happy to ship you some seedlings.
     
  38. Eriksji

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    More to follow. Butyagrus.
     

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    I found another quad Mule palm seedling.
     

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  40. Alicehunter2000

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    Nice thread Eric. Any recent pictures of some of the other hybrid crosses you are experimenting with?
     

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