Rare bismarkia

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Kipjanet, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    This Bismarkia Palm is growing just around the corner from my house image.jpg
     
  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kip, I'm pretty certain that is a Latania and not a Bismarkia. It is, however, a very cool looking multiple headed palm. Thanks for posting the pic.
     
  3. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    Three doors down the street is the second largest Bismarkia I have ever seen. The largest was almost as large as a Corypha and my neighbor had it removed it is kinda funny the great size differences of Bismarkia in the springs area when you look at this dwarf. Note look at the mail box in the picture
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Latania's are very rare up this way, so I am not a expert on the appearance of them. However the leaf stem color looks to be a giveaway to my eyes that it is not Bismarkia. Very cool looking palm!
     
  5. edric

    edric Active Member

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    Hey Kip, I would like to include your Photo in Palmpedia, thanks, Ed
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, very similar looking palms at times. I agree - a Latania. And I also agree a uniquely good looking palm. I wouldn't mind having it in my garden.
     
  7. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    On one level- magnificent palm. One of its kind. On another? its like the internet brain tease- how many palms in this picture?-lol.
     
  8. Eric-Orlando FL

    Eric-Orlando FL Member

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    That is an awesome specimen! Definitely a Latania.
     

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