Palm ID

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I raised this from seed collected from a public palm garden. The seed was on the ground under a Triangle Palm. The leaves are softer than a Triangle and Green. Is this a Triangle hybrid?
     

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  2. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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    Trunk looks like a triangle.....leaves not so much....
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Definitely has a Triangle parent, but I don't think you weren't asking that. :)

    The two questions I would ask are, what are the chances of another flowering Dypsis at the same time, same place. And it looks like this palm is in a fair amount of shade. If so, that could account for the softer leaves and lack of the Triangle "grayer" color.

    If I said, "When you hear hoof beats..........." --- would you know what I meant?
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Dean, I do not remember if another Dypsis was in the local palm garden in St Pete (hint) or not. I grew 6 of these from seed and gave the other 5 away.I do not remember who received the others. It also was the fastest grower I believe it is 6 yrs old now. Puts out 3 fronds a year. It is in a noon- sunset sun location. Hoof beats?
     
  5. Dypsisdean

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    Hoof Beats --- It's an old Medical Saying pertaining to diagnosis. It goes like this.

    "When you hear hoof beats, think horses - not zebras."

    Meaning, more often than not, the answer to a diagnosis (ID) is the most obvious one - not the more exotic. At least that should be the first suspicion, and until that is ruled out the exotic explanations are just that - exotic explanations. :)
     

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