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Marcus Garden Mini-Tour May 20, 2011

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Dypsisdean, May 22, 2011.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    On a much to brief "gawk and buy" trip to Floribunda, I had the camera in hand and took a few pics of some of the inspirational palms Jeff is growing to perfection.

    So here is just a short and sweat preview of some of the many I took in order to update the Encyclopedia.

    1) One of my favs. Dransfieldia micrantha. Now finally seeding for Jeff.
    2) The palm tentatively IDed as Dypsis hovomantsina by J. Dransfield. Don't miss the other palm that Jeff thinks may be D. hovomantsina HERE
    3) The palm that came in as Dypsis sp. 'bef' among others. Two perfect clumps. A killer palm for smaller gardens, and growable in SoCal.
    4) Some real knock outs - Angela and Hydriastele flabelatta. I was lucky enough to to talk Jeff out of one to take home.
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    1) Arguably the prettiest of the Raveneas. R. albicans. With a Dypsis sp. 'white' in the right foreground.
    2) A group of the a palm Jeff purchased as Dypsis ambositrae. Will the real 'amba' please stand up.
    3) The Dypsis sp. 'Dark Mealybug' - Jeff had another bigger one I missed snapping a pic of, but I did make note that it did not have a dark/black trunk like the Dypsis ovobonstira that some seem to think this is. D ovobonstira pics HERE
    4) The "Blue Monster" Dypsis alone without scale.
     

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  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    1) Velonia alba - a real stunner.
    2) Velonia alba close up
    3) The 'red form' of D. sp. 'Mealybug' or D. manajarensis
    4) Close up of 'red form' - a seemingly much faster grower than the 'green form'
     

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  4. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    Great to digest these photos over early sunday morning coffee!

    Thanks.
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I am speech-less. Thank you for posting them.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dean - no one visits there and leaves empty handed. How much coinage did you leave behind ? :eek:

    LOL :p


    What did you get ? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Moose Man,

    I got 2 understory Dypsis (remotiflora, sp. St. Marie). A Dypsis macdonaldiana, D. hovomanstina, D. betafaka, Deckenia (free), 2 C. ophiopellis, Hydrastele flabelatta, Dypsis sp. Jurrasic Park (maybe tokorivina), Dypsis 'laffa' dwarf saintlucei, and two nice trees - brownea and saraca. Most everything as 5 gal.

    And being the guy that Jeff is, when he found out these were a birthday present to myself, he picked up the tab for Angela and me at dinner. And I know it was more than the total invoice amount, so much less than any profit he realized. What a guy.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dean very cool! :cool:

    Some of my nicest plants in my garden were gifts. I have also made nice gifts to others. Spreading the love makes both giver and receiver feel good. :)

     
  9. Ntheastpalms

    Ntheastpalms Member

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    Mighty Fine photos of some very nice palms Dean thanks for sharing.
    Dean the Dypsis sp Red mealy bug looks like what I have as Dypsis malcomberi. Do you think that it may be the same plant? Does Jeff remember what his larger D malcomberi looked like as juviniles?.
    Its kinda a long question but I think you know what I mean.
     
  10. MattyB

    MattyB Moderator

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    Sweet! I'm glad I checked in. Are you some sort of Dypsis freak or what?
     
  11. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    The answer will have to remain another one of those Dypsteries. Because there are apparently several palms that have come in as D. malcomberi, it is impossible to answer.

    Jeff has a large palm that he believes is the true D. malcomberi. I will have to look for a photo. There is one somewhere in his garden tour. And there is another palm that recently came in via Jerry Anderson that was labeled D. malcomberi. Or whether it is another palm altogether. And there is no telling what one you have, unless you post a pic.

    But to try and answer anyway - IMO, Jeff has the true D. malcomberi. And it is not the Dark Mealybug, or is it Jerry's D. malcomberi. Let's see a pic of yours and maybe I can ID. I should be able to, because they look markedly different to me as juveniles.
     
  12. Ntheastpalms

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    Hi Dean
    Its only a little plant but as soon as I get a chance I will snap a pic & post it.
     

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