Unid. Palm ID help

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by James_Guam, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. James_Guam

    James_Guam Member

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    Greetings! There's a palm that has been sporadically planted on Guam, that is appealing to me. I've collected some seeds to start growing them myself. I've only seen it at several parks on Guam and it is quite uncommon here. I've taken some pics to help with it's ID so I know what to call it :) Thanks in advance for the help! BTW, access to the palms are quite easy and if there are additional pics that could help with the ID let me know!

    -James


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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Looks a bit like Carpenteria acuminata to me, but I let the experts help you out. Even bears some resemblance to some Archontophoenix species too.
     
  3. James_Guam

    James_Guam Member

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    Cool, thank you for the information! I'll read up on both and see if I can find out the differences and make a narrower guess.

    Thanks again!

    Btw, I picked up this little guy at the flea market recently! He's about a foot tall.


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    Variegated Raphis excelsa
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang - that is a sweet looking variegated Rhapis! :cool:
     
  5. James_Guam

    James_Guam Member

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    Thanks Moose! A local plant vendor is selling these at the weekend flea market here on Guam. A nice find for $25.00. It's about a foot and a half tall. The newest leaf is showing more variegation which is always welcomed.
     
  6. MKIVRyan

    MKIVRyan New Member

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    Wow that is nice.
     

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