Not your Mom's Queen palm.

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Stan, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Not much to say about this unusual local Queen palm. Looks healthy..but those fronds..never seen another like it. I might ask for seeds.
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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    You're right - that is an unusually attractive Queen. And for this time of year and that far north it is holding some nice healthy green older fronds. Good Eye!
     
  3. edric

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    Hi Dean, welcome Stan, nice Queen, where does the location appear? Thanks, Ed
     
  4. Stan

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    Its here in Hayward, Edric. I don't have the exact address for Googling. Its on Whitman,next to a church and before the HS.
    Dean,it has a nice deep green color..all year. Glossy too. Anybody think its some hybrid? And those fronds with the sharp recurve..they stay that way.
     
  5. edric

    edric Active Member

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    Where in the world is Hayward? Thanks, Ed
     
  6. Stan

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    California. And you thought it was southern Brazil- wink.
     
  7. MattyB

    MattyB Moderator

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    Very interesting leaflets held in a V on the rachis. I've never seen a queen do that. If it was a hybrid, what would it be hybridized with? I'd totally collect seed.
     
  8. Jim in Los Altos

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    Very nice and very unusual. I wonder if seedlings from this tree would be faithful in appearance to it. Definitely worth a try.
     
  9. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    "Hayward Ojos" :gangnamstyle:
     
  10. Stan

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    I drove by..it had no seed stalk. I wonder if it IS a hybrid that is now a non flowering hybrid? Or do such palms flower and have sterile seed? I'm not very knowledgeable on palm genetics. Takes so long for them to mature and bloom here.
    But-- I can tell you for sure those fronds are not an angle. And every one of them is a darker green then any other Queen palm around.
     
  11. Stan

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    On second thought...maybe I looked too soon. I did go by a couple of weeks ago - before my other Queen palm post..and some of those were starting to seed. Sunday,I will take another look. And if I ever see it seed?..I will ask and hopefully after they say yes,spread the good luck around.
     
  12. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    When those things seed, they usually set quite a bit. You should spread them around the Bay Area growers if they grow that well there.
     

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