The Color of Borassus

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Tim McKernan, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Tim McKernan

    Tim McKernan Member

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    Glad I found your site! Another place for a palm addict's fix.
    I'll make my first post. I believe this is B. flabellifer. Is there better color in another non-rainforest palm?

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome Tim, and thanks for that excellent pic. Just what I need. Another palm I need to find a place for. I had no idea they had that much color.
     
  3. Toko

    Toko Member

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    very, very nice!
     
  4. Sihara

    Sihara Active Member

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    I'll make my first post here too. Tim what a striking palm! And the photography is beautiful as well. The undersides of the leaves appear to be a silvery green. Are the upper parts of the leaf that same color or a deeper green?
     
  5. Amazing colors, first Borassus I saw.
    This palm is actually growing in Miami?
    I remember years ago when the citrus industry in Florida was wiped out by a frost, citrus growing in Costa Rica started.

    So this palm resists cold spells?
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Jose Maria,

    I am not sure of the cold hardiness of Borassus. Maybe someone else can help. But I don't think even citrus is in jeopardy as far south as Miami.

    I thought you guys might like to see a page another member is working on that shows the transplanting of an extremely large Borassus in Florida.

    http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/index.php/KEN_JOHNSON_SPECIMEN_PALMS
     

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