Calytrocalyx elegans - rare (pinnate)

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Dypsisdean, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Calytrocalyx is one of those genera that is embroiled in a lot of ambiguity. Many names of many different species and variations of species have been floating around for years - and there is still a lot of confusion. But there is no doubt that this genus is one of the prettiest and most colorful there is.

    This is what I believe is a rare form of Calytrocalyx elegans. There is a form called "Mara" and another named "Sanumb" with entire and semi-entire leafs. But this form is finely pinnate and very attractive with its small clustering habit, often times with a new red leaf.

    The first seeds in over ten years of growth are being offered on the Tropiscape Auction Site if you live in a warmer climate, or have a greenhouse. This would be an excellent candidate for pot culture or house plant.
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  2. edric

    edric Active Member

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    Hi Dean, a very well grown palm, nice color, Ed
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Ed - the fresh new leaf is a more brilliant red, and sometimes has 2 or 3 at once. But it is slow growing.
     

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