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Palm Puzzle Contest - No. 2

Discussion in 'WIKI ARTICLE DISCUSSIONS' started by Dypsisdean, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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  2. Kostas

    Kostas Member

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    I think No1 is Loxococcus rupicola and No2 Licuala ramsayi...
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Remember now, I will not be replying until both palms are identified correctly. So if there is no comment on your guesses, that means either both are wrong, or one is wrong.

    So Kostas - No Comment
     
  4. Kostas

    Kostas Member

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    Then i would say Loxococcus rupicola and Borassodendron machadonis!
     
  5. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    No Comment :)

    But I will say I can see how and why you would make those guesses.
     
  6. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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    Isn't that a comment?:)
     
  7. Matt in SD

    Matt in SD Member

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    Dictyosperma album (rubrum) and Rhapis excelsa?

    Matt
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    No Comment :)
     
  9. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    Pinanga coronata and Licuala grandis.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    *Silence is Golden*
     
  11. Kostas

    Kostas Member

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    Its great to hear that from you Dean!:)

    I will go with Loxococcus rupicola and Borassodendron borneense for today...
     
  12. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    Edit: Will post again later, my bad....
     
  13. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Kim,

    Only one guess per 24 hours.
     
  14. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Well,

    I'm starting to get my money's worth out of this one. :)
     
  15. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    :DOk, here goes, 24 hours later: Chambeyronia macrocarpa and Licuala grandis.:eek:
     
  16. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I wish I could have saved you that guess.

    I know - that's a comment. :)
     
  17. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    Pinanga coronata, Licuala peltata v. sumawongi
    I'm in the car with my iphn can't see pix. Battery going...
     
  18. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    So the silence and a review of the pix that I can now view indicate I am a LOSER (finger shape 'L' against forehead) yet again. So where are all the other guesses??? Some other palm kooks should make some loser guesses so we can eliminate some more names!!!
     
  19. John in Andalucia

    John in Andalucia Member

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    I don't think I'll lose face if I say, Actinokentia divaricata and Licuala sarawakensis?
     
  20. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Kim,
    My system is intentionally diabolical in that you could have one right and one wrong, but you would still get the silent treatment. So just because nothing has yet been commented on, that doesn't mean there is any process of elimination going on.

    In other words, all that you know for sure is no one has guessed both right on the same guess.
     
  21. Matt in SD

    Matt in SD Member

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    Areca vestiara and Licuala ramsayi?
     
  22. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Did I make it too hard. :)

    For the next two days I will remove a bonus of 15 pieces on each puzzle each day. I'm starting to feel a little sorry for you.
     
  23. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    :confused:Hyophorbe lagenicaulis and Licuala ramsayi:rolleyes:
     
  24. LJG

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    Kim had two good guesses. I thought Kuhlii right away when I saw it. So I gots to go with:
    Pinanga Coronata "Kuhlii" and Licuala peltata (spilt leaf).
     
  25. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah, L. peltata 'split leaf' would have been a very diabolical and difficult selection on my part.

    But "no cigar."

    I have to admit, these are all some really good guess. I can see where they are all coming from. Makes me even happier I made it so hard, or you guys would have wiped me out in a day or two. :)
     
  26. Matt in SD

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    I don't know when the 24 hour clock resets, but it looks to me like more pieces have been removed since my last guess....so....

    Areca vestiara and Cryosophila warsewiczii (albida)?

    Matt
     
  27. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Matt,

    I guess there really is no time limit on wrong guesses anyway. :)

    BTW - Pieces are removed at random times so as not to give any time zone an advantage. That's why it's 24 hours per guess, not according to the time of daily removal. Notice that I am putting the number of pieces removed, and when in between the two puzzles in red type.
     
  28. sp.

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    Could it be???
    Puzzle A: Calyptrocalyx hollrungii
    Puzzle B: Licuala peltata var. peltata
     
  29. John in Andalucia

    John in Andalucia Member

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    So we are getting warm, Dean? Maybe one of us is even half-right. Perhaps BOTH right answers lie within. My latest effort is:

    Dypsis lantzeana & Licuala ramsayi
     
  30. Dypsisdean

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    I'm dying to give a hint, but I would hate myself in the morning. :)
     
  31. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    #1 Calyptrogyne gheisbreghtiana #2 Licuala peltata var. sumawongii. I'm pretty sure of the first guess but the second is a wild shot.
     
  32. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Justin,
    You deserve a prize just for your spelling.
     
  33. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    Pinanga coronata and Licuala ramsayi
    I feel like I'm beating a dead horse...
     
  34. Matt in SD

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    This is torture. Can I get $25 for #2. I'm 99% sure on #2 now...sure enough that I'm not even going to make a guess until I have a better idea on #1. #1 looks so familiar, but I just can't come up with anything.

    Dean, are you removing chosen pieces, or is it random? I find it amazing that so far not a single leaflet tip is visible for palm #1.

    Matt
     
  35. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Are you trying to make me feel sorry for you? :)

    Are you lobbying for a leaf tip? I'm already removing more pieces than promised each day.

    It's only fair - my first $50 only bought me about an hour of fun. So I'm getting my money's worth this time. (If you only knew)

    How's this - in about an hour, I'll remove a bonus amount of 20 - maybe you'll get a leaf tip, but I am only picking at random, trying to get them as spread out as I can.
     
  36. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    OK,

    20 pieces from each puzzle were just removed. I didn't check if there were any leaf tips exposed. :)
     
  37. Matt in SD

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    OK I lied, I really have no idea on the 2nd one, this is just a completely random guess, don't bother copying my answer for the 2nd one if you know the first....

    Areca vestiara and Itaya amicorum
     
  38. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    Dypsis pinnatafrons and Licuala ramsayi

    Well, why not...?:confused:

    You are enjoying this too much, gloating is unbecoming. But thanks for removing more pieces.
     
  39. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Still gloating.
     
  40. LJG

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    Pholidostachys pulchra and lets say ...... You're Mamma
     

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