Palm Porno

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by ScotTi, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    This palm has attracted a bit of attention this weekend around the neighborhood. IMG_9113.JPG Img_9080.jpg
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Which palm species is this Scott?
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, I got the palm as Dypsis ambositrae some years ago at a CFPACS gathering. I have my doubts as it looks different from photos I have seen of D. ambositrae. Here are a few other photos taken today that may help someone give a ID. Img_9116.jpg Img_9117.jpg Img_9118.jpg IMG_9122.JPG
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I believe that is what became known as the fine leaf Ambositrae - not an accurate name. It has since been described, and is known as Dypsis plumosa.

    A shot of the entire palm will help me a lot to positively confirm.
     
  5. ScotTi

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    Dean, I checked D. plumose in the Wiki and I believe you are right on. Taking a great photo of the entire palm is not easy in its planting location in the garden. Here is the best I can do... Img_9147.jpg Img_9148.jpg Img_9151.jpg Img_9143.jpg
     
  6. ScotTi

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    the base of the two ... IMG_9155.JPG
     
  7. Dypsisdean

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    Yep Scott - that's what it is. This came in and was sold as D. ambositrae for a very long time, until it was discovered it was not. It was a very colorful seedling that attracted a lot of attention. But what was it really? Nobody knew. It was a new species, only recently described.
     

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