The 19th Annual Spring Searle Plant 'Ganza! -●●●- March 3rd, 4th, 5th-10th, 11th, 12th 2017-●●-

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  1. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &

    The Rainforest Collection ®

    presents...


    The 19th Annual Spring
    Plant Extravaganza!



    March 3rd 4th 5th – 10th 11th 12th

    2017



    The Searle Brothers Plant Extravaganzas have become exciting plant sales and a great way for IPS Members, Palmtalk Forum Members and fellow tropical palm & plant enthusiasts to come together and meet in the South Florida area. The events have always been a great way to spend a weekend in the company of those who share your passion for gardening and collecting tropical ornamental plants. To describe the events as just mere plant sales would be an understatement; as they have become much more in the form of social events for our friends and family. Forum members, friends and fellow plant collectors have all come from far and wide to attend and we are continuously surprised in the distances they will cover to share in the event. In regards to the following details, I have tried to include as much information about the upcoming Spring 'Ganza as I could. If you see something that you know should be included and it is missing, please post the idea(s) here or contact me, Jeff Searle or the nursery with the methods listed below and let us know...


    South Florida Location:

    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc.
    6640 SW 172nd Avenue
    Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331
    Western Broward County
    *see Map below...


    Spring 2017 Schedule:
    Friday, March 3rd - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday, March 4th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday, March 5th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM

    also the following weekend...
    Friday, March 10th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday, March 11th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday, March 12th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM


    Barbecue Lunch:

    Our Famous Weekend Free BBQ Lunch
    First Weekend: (Saturday 11:00AM - 2:00PM) & (Sunday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM) (or until supplies last)

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    Contact List:
    Nursery Office #: (954) 434-7681
    Nursery Fax #: (954) 680-2750
    Nursery Website: http://www.rainforestcollection.com/

    Jeff Searle: phone #: (954) 658-4317 Email: palms@rainforestcollection.com
    Ryan (Palmarum) Email: palmthetree@yahoo.com or PM me a message through the Forum


    Directions:
    The map below is a general street map of western Broward County, Florida showing the location of the nursery (Palm tree symbol). Using Sheridan Street would be the best option to get to the nursery if you are heading west through the area. If you are taking the Florida Turnpike, use the Griffin Road exit from the north, or the Pines Blvd. exit from the south. If you need any additional directions, please contact the nursery, Jeff or I (Ryan). When you get close to the nursery, look for large power lines as they run east and west above the nursery. Parking is along the shoulder of 172nd Avenue in front of, and down the street from, the nursery entrance. If you intend to arrive early before sunrise (and many usually do) be wary of hard-to-see speed bumps along 172nd Avenue and there is a possibility of a speed trap as well. The has been considerable construction along I-75 so the exit near Sheridan Street has been changed slightly.


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  2. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Plant Availability, Photo Requests:
    For plant availability including a copy of the ever-growing list of palms, cycads and other information regarding which plants and species will be for sale, please contact the nursery, Jeff Searle or I (Ryan). The plant selection process has already begun and will continue right up to the last day before the first morning of the Extravaganza, (sometimes even on the mornings of the event if the need applies.) The sale lists for palms, cycads and crotons will be made available as soon as they are completed. Special selections might be pulled for sale as requests, but only if the plants are available. There will be certain species, varieties and cultivars that will only be available in limited quantities. These rarer plants will likely sell out quickly in the morning hours, so be sure to arrange your wish list accordingly. Plant groups may have been moved around the sales area, relocated, or added in with others. In order to speed your way to your favorite plants please ask a nearby volunteer as to their location.

    Like with previous events, I will be able to provide preview photos of the actual plants for sale. They will be posted in this topic for those who are interested. Send me a message or an email with the names of the plants you would like to see. Sale booklets or sale lists will be made available at the Extravaganza. They will include the list of palms, cycads and crotons for sale. Brochure holders along the main shade house sidewalk will have the booklets/sale lists on display. As soon as I have a basic draft list of species and varieties for sale, I will be able to email or PM it to anyone who would want a copy. Each plant will be priced with either a lavender tag or will have the price written on the pot.


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    Featured Plant Groups:
    The plant selection at the Extravaganza is constantly growing and changing. The largest and most diverse group is by far the Palms, of which there will be over 300 species available in various different sizes. The selection will include genera from around the world. A large amount of Crotons will also be on display as their demand has increased production to new levels...

    Palms:

    Aroids: - Bromeliads:

    Butterfly Plants: - Cycads: - Crotons:

    Cordylines: - Ferns: - Heliconias and Gingers: - Orchids:

    Tropical Flowering Trees, Shrubs, & Vines:

    Landscape Ornamentals: - Tropical Fruit Trees:

    Rare and Hard-to-find Exotics:

    and more:
    There is always a chance a new & exotic species of tropical plant will make its way into the sales area.


    The Sale Flyer:
    The nursery will soon mail out sale flyers to everyone on our mailing list. If you are on the mailing list and do not receive one, please let Jeff or myself know. In addition, if you would like to be placed on the mailing list for future Extravaganza flyers, please send a message to Jeff or myself with your address.


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    Plant Carts:
    We do provide a limited number of carts for customers to use, but it is recommended that you bring your own plant shopping conveyance. The carts do go quickly in the morning of each day, soon after the gates open and customers make their way to the sales area. During the day when they are returned from the holding area or from the parking lot, they are placed back on the concrete pad or across from the register area.


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    Accommodations:
    A comfortable Hampton Inn is located within a short driving distance of the nursery. It has been used by our customers, volunteers and family members in the past who travel a long way to reach the 'Ganza and who require a comfortable place to stay. The Hampton Inn Pembroke Pines/Ft. Lauderdale West is located at the intersection of I-75 and Sheridan Street. (see map above...) If you like to inquire about the hotel, follow the link below:

    Hampton Inn Pembroke Pines - Fort Lauderdale West
    Link: http://www.hamptoninnpembrokepines.com/


    Previous Extravaganza:
    Usually at this point I include a link to the topic featuring the previous Extravaganza, but due to the craziness caused by Hurricane Matthew I wasn't able to take many photos nor did I have the time afterwards to post what I did capture.


    Information and Invitation:
    If you need any more details regarding plants, directions, or anything that I have not included above, feel free to contact the nursery, Jeff Searle or myself by the methods mentioned above. Feel free to post any messages, questions, etc. in this topic. Jeff Searle, I and all the family members and volunteers look forward to meeting everyone including new and familiar Palmtalk Forum members and IPS members at the upcoming Extravaganza. Be sure to find one of us and introduce yourself. You will be sure to find other Forum members at the event as well, possibly walking right past you down an aisle or grabbing for the same plant. The entire Searle family and the masses of volunteers will be waiting to help you find that perfect plant.



    We hope to see you there!


    Ryan

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  3. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Taking Friday off of work to be there for the first day. Can't wait to stock up on crotons. I will be counting down the days.

    Thanks,
    Karl
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing many of you!
     
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  5. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Behold, the first draft of the Palm & Cycad List for the upcoming Spring Extravaganza. I finished it a little while ago and I already can tell there will be more additions in the following week. Certain areas of the nursery still need to be perused, resulting in more plants added to the list. As always, there is a good chance more species and/or sizes will be added between now and when the sale opens Friday morning. I will try and keep this list and the booklet as up to date as possible.

    The list of Croton cultivars will be coming next...


    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &
    The Rainforest Collection®

    The 19th Annual Spring ‘Ganza
    March 3rd, 4th, 5th, – 10th, 11th, 12th - 2017

    Palm & Cycad List

    First Draft 2-25-17

    Genus Species Sizes
    Acrocomia crispa #1, #10
    Actinokentia divaricata #3
    Adonidia merrillii et al.
    Allagoptera campestris #7
    Allagoptera leucocalyx #7, #15
    Archontophoenix myolensis #1, #10
    Archontophoenix purpurea #10
    Archontophoenix tuckeri #1
    Areca alba = catechu cv. alba
    Areca camarinensis #7
    Areca catechu #1, #3, #10
    Areca catechu cv. alba #10
    Areca catechu var. 'Dwarf' #10
    Areca catechu var. 'Semi Dwarf' #7
    Areca concinna #1, #3
    Areca latiloba = montana
    Areca macrocalyx var. 'Marie' #7
    Areca montana #3
    Areca oxycarpa #3
    Areca vestiaria #15
    Areca vestiaria var. 'Maroon Leaf' #1a, #1b
    Arenga hookeriana #3
    Arenga tremula #7
    Arenga undulatifolia #3, #25
    Astrocaryum standleyanum #7
    Attalea cohune #3
    Bactris gasipaes var. 'Spineless' #7
    Balaka longirostris #3
    Balaka microcarpa #3
    Balaka seemannii #3
    Basselinia glabrata #1
    Basselinia pancheri #3
    Beccariophoenix alfredii #1, #7
    Beccariophoenix fenestralis #1, #15
    Beccariophoenix madagascariensis (old) = fenestralis
    Beccariophoenix sp. 'Windows' = fenestralis
    Bentinckia condapanna #3
    Bentinckia nicobarica #7
    Bismarckia nobilis et al.
    Borassodendron machadonis #7
    Brahea armata #7
    Brahea clara = armata
    Brahea decumbens #7
    Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides #3, #7
    Burretiokentia hapala #7, #10a, #10b
    Burretiokentia koghiensis #1
    Burretiokentia vieillardii #7
    Butia capitata #1
    Butia paraguayensis #3
    Calamus aruensis #1
    Calyptrocalyx aff. fasciculatus #3
    Calyptrocalyx albertisianus #7
    Calyptrocalyx forbesii #1
    Calyptrocalyx hollrungii #1, #15
    Calyptrocalyx polyphyllus #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. 'Boalak' #1, #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. 'Kal Keiyik' #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. 'Sanumb' #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. 'Yamu-Tumune' = yamutumene
    Calyptrocalyx spicatus #7
    Calyptrocalyx stenochista = forbesii
    Calyptrocalyx yamutumene #1, #3
    Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana #10
    Calyptrogyne sarapiquensis = ghiesbreghtiana
    Carpoxylon macrospermum #10
    Caryota gigas = obtusa
    Caryota mitis #3, #7, et al.
    Caryota mitis var. 'Variegated' #7
    Caryota obtusa #7
    Caryota rumphiana #7
    Caryota zebrina #10
    Chamaedorea adscendens #3
    Chamaedorea allenii #1
    Chamaedorea alternans #1
    Chamaedorea anemophila #3
    Chamaedorea arenbergiana #1
    Chamaedorea cataractarum #3, et al.
    Chamaedorea deckeriana #3
    Chamaedorea elegans var. 'Negrita' #1
    Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii #3
    Chamaedorea erumpens = seifrizii
    Chamaedorea geonomiformis 4in, #1
    Chamaedorea hooperiana #7, #10
    Chamaedorea metallica #1, #3
    Chamaedorea oblongata #3
    Chamaedorea plumosa #1
    Chamaedorea radicalis #3
    Chamaedorea seifrizii #7
    Chamaedorea stolonifera #3
    Chamaedorea tenella = geonomiformis
    Chamaerops humilis var. argentea #7
    Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera = humilis var. argentea
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa #7
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri #15
    Chuniophoenix nana #1
    Clinostigma exorrhizum #7
    Clinostigma samoense #3
    Coccothrinax alexandri #20
    Coccothrinax argentea #10
    Coccothrinax borhidiana #5
    Coccothrinax fragrans #3, #10
    Coccothrinax montana #10
    Coccothrinax saxicola #1
    Coccothrinax sp. 'Azul' #1
    Coccothrinax × 'Borhidi Hybrid' #10
    Cocos nucifera var. 'Malayan Yellow' #10
    Copernicia alba #3
    Copernicia baileyana #7
    Copernicia ekmanii #10
    Copernicia glabrescens #7
    Copernicia hospita #3
    Copernicia macroglossa #7
    Copernicia yarey #1, #7
    Corypha umbraculifera #7
    Corypha utan #3, #15
    Cyphophoenix alba #1
    Cyphophoenix elegans #7, #15
    Cyphophoenix nucele #1, #7
    Cyphosperma naboutinense #7
    Cyphosperma trichospadix #3
    Cyrtostachys loriae #3
    Cyrtostachys renda #3, #7, #10, #25
    Cyrtostachys sp. 'Hybrid' #25
    Dictyosperma album var. conjugatum #20
    Dioon edule #3
    Drymophloeus oliviformis #3
    Drymophloeus sp. 'Patipi', 'Irian Jaya' #1
    Dypsis albofarinosa #7
    Dypsis baronii #3
    Dypsis basilonga #3
    Dypsis cabadae #25
    Dypsis canaliculata #25
    Dypsis carlsmithii #1, #7, #25
    Dypsis crinita #10
    Dypsis florencei = mirabilis
    Dypsis heteromorpha #1
    Dypsis hovomantsina #1
    Dypsis lanceolata #10
    Dypsis lastelliana #3
    Dypsis leptocheilos #7
    Dypsis madagascariensis #1
    Dypsis minuta #1
    Dypsis mirabilis #3
    Dypsis onilahensis var. 'Weepy Form' #3
    Dypsis ovobontsira #10
    Dypsis paludosa = mirabilis
    Dypsis pilulifera #1
    Dypsis psammophila #7
    Dypsis rivularis #1
    Dypsis robusta #7
    Dypsis rosea #1
    Dypsis saintelucei #7
    Dypsis sp. #3
    Dypsis sp. 'Bejoufa' #1
    Dypsis sp. 'Jurassic Park' = pilulifera
    Dypsis sp. 'Orange Crush' #3
    Dypsis sp. aff. sanctaemariae #3
    Dypsis tokoravina #15a, #15b
    Dypsis utilis #7
    Euterpe oleracea #7
    Euterpe sp. 'Orange Crownshaft' #15
    Gaussia gomez-pompae #3
    Geonoma interrupta #10
    Heterospathe brevicaulis #3, #7
    Heterospathe cagayanensis #1
    Heterospathe elata #7
    Heterospathe longipes #3
    Hydriastele beguinii #7
    Hydriastele beguinii var. 'Obi Island Form' #1, #7
    Hydriastele dransfieldii #25
    Hydriastele kasesa #1, #7
    Hydriastele microcarpa #3
    Hydriastele pinangoides #7
    Hydriastele pleurocarpa #3
    Hyophorbe indica #3
    Hyophorbe verschaffeltii #20
    Hyphaene coriacea #7
    Iriartea deltoidea #3
    Itaya amicorum #1, #25
    Johannesteijsmannia altifrons #3
    Johannesteijsmannia magnifica #1
    Johannesteijsmannia perakensis #1
    Kentiopsis magnifica #1
    Kentiopsis oliviformis #25
    Kentiopsis pyriformis #3, #7, #10
    Kerriodoxa elegans #3, #7
    Laccospadix australasicus #1
    Latania verschaffeltii #10, et al.
    Lemurophoenix halleuxii #1
    Lepidozamia hopei #3
    Licuala aurantiaca #7
    Licuala cabalionii #10, #20
    Licuala distans #3
    Licuala fordiana #7
    Licuala grandis #1, #3, #7
    Licuala lauterbachii #10
    Licuala montana #1
    Licuala paludosa #1
    Licuala peltata #1, #10
    Licuala peltata var. sumawongii #1, #3, #7, #25
    Licuala ramsayi #10
    Licuala rumphii #3, #7
    Licuala sp. 'Fairchild Garden' #1
    Licuala spinosa #7, #15
    Livistona rotundifolia = Saribus rotundifolius
    Lytocaryum weddellianum = Syagrus weddelliana
    Marojejya darianii #1
    Masoala madagascariensis #1
    Mauritia flexuosa #7
    Nenga pumila #3
    Neoveitchia storckii #7
    Nephrosperma van-houtteanum #7
    Pelagodoxa henryana #10
    Phoenicophorium borsigianum #7
    Pinanga caesia var. Red Form #7
    Pinanga coronata #10
    Pinanga elmeri = philippinensis
    Pinanga fractiflexa* #1
    Pinanga maculata #1
    Pinanga philippinensis #1
    Pinanga sp. #7
    Pinanga sp. 'Blue Fruit' #7
    Pinanga sp. 'Thai Mottled' #7
    Pinanga speciosa #7
    Pritchardia hillebrandii #1
    Pritchardia pacifica #20
    Pritchardia sp. #10
    Pseudophoenix sargentii #7
    Ptychosperma burretianum #7
    Ptychosperma cuneatum #3
    Ptychosperma macarthurii #10, et al.
    Ptychosperma waitianum #3
    Ravenea dransfieldii #7
    Ravenea glauca #3, #7
    Ravenea hildebrandtii #7
    Ravenea krociana #20
    Ravenea sambiranensis #15
    Reinhardtia gracilis var. rostrata #1, #3
    Reinhardtia latisecta #7
    Rhapis excelsa #10
    Rhapis gracilis #3, #7
    Rhapis multifida #7
    Rhopaloblaste augusta #7
    Sabal maritima #1
    Salacca vermicularis #7
    Saribus rotundifolius #1, #7
    Satakentia liukiuensis #10
    Syagrus botryophora #1
    Syagrus ruschiana #3
    Syagrus weddelliana #3
    Veillonia alba = Cyphophoenix alba
    Veitchia arecina et al.
    Veitchia montgomeryana = arecina
    Veitchia sp. = arecina
    Verschaffeltia splendida #10
    Wallichia disticha #7
    Washingtonia filifera #7
    Welfia regia #1, #7
    Zamia furfuracea #3
    Zamia inermis #7
    Zamia loddigesii #3
    Zamia variegata #7
    Zombia antillarum #3, #10

    Ryan
     
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  6. Palmarum

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  7. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Here is the first draft of the Croton list. It is complete as of today, but I would put it at 95% complete overall for the sale. One or two additional cultivars might make it to the Croton section.


    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &
    The Rainforest Collection ®

    The 19th Annual
    Spring ‘Ganza

    March 3rd, 4th, 5th –
    10th, 11th, 12th - 2017

    Croton List

    First Draft: 2-27-17


    Common Name
    Andrea Searle
    Ann Rutherford
    Antilla
    Baron Le Compté
    Ben Alexander
    BH #5
    Bimbo
    Black Beauty
    Black Thai
    Braden James
    Buddy
    Candy Cane
    Catch of the Day
    Charles Rutherford
    Chief
    Christiana
    Claude Lorraine
    Commotion
    Compté de Castelaine
    Compté de Germiny
    Coral Pride
    Coral Shower
    Cornbread
    Cornelius
    Cryosophyllum
    Davis #10
    Della McGee
    Dr. Alix
    Dr. Lin Yu Tang
    Earl's Court
    Eburneum
    Eleanor Fischler
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Embassy
    Ernestine Delarue
    Evansianus
    Father's Day
    Fishbone
    Florida Sunset R.K.
    Geisha Girl
    General MacArthur
    Glen Roof
    Goldfinger
    Grady Drake
    Green & Gold
    Green Satan
    Helen Edge
    Herringbone
    Hot & Steamy
    Illustris
    In the Pink
    Jungle Queen
    King of Siam
    Krakatoa
    L. M. Rutherford
    Little Chief
    Louis Dupuy
    Lover's Night
    Madame Fernand Kohl
    Magnificent
    Mike Ferrer
    Mosaic
    Nobiliss
    Norma
    Norman Rockwell
    Old Legend
    Philadelphia
    President Reagan
    Prince Phillip
    Princess Eugenia
    Robert Halgrim
    Roseo Pictus
    Rubens
    Rubens, 'Blotched'
    Searle #5
    Show Girl
    Sturrork's Pink Veitchii
    Super Petra
    Survivor
    Thea
    Thomas Edison
    Unknown
    Unknown #1
    Unknown #2
    Van Buren
    W. F. Dreer
    Wild Dreams
    William Jennings Bryan
    Wilma
    W o o t o n Beauty
    Yellow Fever
    Yellow Mrs. Iceton

    Ryan
     
  8. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    An additional post including a (.pdf) version of the same Croton list above:

    ExpFile_CrotonS17.pdf

    Ryan
     

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  9. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Two days left until the 'Ganza begins, and the sales area is looking great. There are still more plants to pull and set up.

    I have some additions and changes to the palm/cycad list...

    Additions:
    Acanthophoenix crinita #1
    Acanthophoenix rubra #1
    Aiphanes horrida #1
    Areca hutchinsoniana #7
    Clinostigma harlandii #7
    Coccothrinax crinita #1
    Copernicia fallaensis #20
    Copernicia prunifera #3
    Dypsis leptocheilos × decaryi #7
    Dypsis mananjarensis #15a, #15b
    Iguanura wallichiana #3
    Lepidozamia peroffskyana #3
    Licuala peekelii #7
    Licuala sallehana #1
    Pinanga coronata var. 'blunt, thin leaf form' #10
    Pinanga disticha #3
    Ptychosperma caryotoides #3
    Ptychosperma pullenii #10
    Roscheria melanochaetes #3
    Syagrus sancona #10
    Wodyetia bifurcata #20

    (change) Dypsis lastelliana > Dypsis lastelliana var. 'Highland Mealybug' #3

    (remove) Ptychosperma cuneatum #3
    (remove) Dypsis leptocheilos #7

    Ryan
     
  10. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    More additions and changes to the Palm & Cycad list:


    Additions:
    Dioon spinulosum #7
    Dioon mejiae #7
    Licuala mattanensis 'Mapu' 4in
    Pinanga adangensis #7
    Pritchardia remota #20
    Pseudophoenix sargentii var. navassana #5

    (change) Coccothrinax borhidiana #5 > Coccothrinax borhidiana #5a, #5b, #10
    (change) Licuala sallehana #1 > Licuala sallehana #1, #3

    (remove) Dypsis sp. aff. sanctaemariae #3
    (remove) Pinanga sp. #7

    Ryan
     

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