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I have had this Palm growing in this spot for about 6 years.
I have never really thought about it much.
IT was bought on impulse to fill a spot.
Well ! I would now like to know what it really is.
Does any one know what it might be ?
not that I am aware of. There is a Red Flame thrower Palm (sort of a made up name, though), a Red Lemur Palm (one of the best looking palms in the world), Red Lipstick Palm, Red-back or Red-neck Palm (another sort of made up name)... those are all the red palms I can think of right now, though would not be surprised if there are more... I really am not that versed on common names for palms.
I just read that Hyophorbe indica can sometimes be referred to as the REd Bottle palm... there really is not any red on that palm, and that species of Hyophorbe is the only one I know of that does NOT form a bottle trunk. But maybe that is what you are thinking of.
palmbob wrote:that doesn't look like the same palm.
It IS a completely new Palm.
I have never shown it before because I have no idea what it is.
I have walked past it for over 6 years and it never gets any bigger.
I first saw it on 'South Ridge' Mt Barney National Park.
I didn't take a Picture of this Palm this year.
I have 'kneemonia'. (a bloody sore knee)
Can't walk for more than one hour.
The South Ridge Walk to East Peak takes about 9 hours.
I took this Picture yesterday afternoon.
There are 9 different Palms in the Picture.
The Poinciana is always in full bloom at this time of the year.
Looks like the Fan Palm needs trimming again.
I don't like the old fronds hanging down like a skirt.
I feel it creates too big a fire hazard.
Young Thugs have been known to simply put a match to the skirt and bolt.
And the Palm will simply die from heat stress.
One Fan Palm in a Neighbours place is 60 years old.
Looks cool but I still don't like the skirt.
I will take a Picture of it tomorrow.
never seen one in person but I have heard of this species, and some related ones.. Brachychiton austroethanolia (can't see close enough to make out the supspecies), or as it's sometimes called by the natives, Booze-Bottle Tree. These are really hard to grow for most growers in my area as most cut these trees down prematurely and drink the contents so rarely does one manage to get one to that height. I guess it's a lot easier to grow native stuff than the imported species? Most here just end up having hollow trunks (sometimes called kegs) that don't look all that great (to me) and lose most of their ornamental value in that form.
This is another Palm of the same kind.
This one is not seeding yet.
But it is doing some Vertical Dancing with my Poinciana Tree.
It seems to be keeping its distance by some 6” from the Poinciana.
Have you ever seen this carryon ?
Would you happen to know what this Plant/Palm is ?
The Plant that these jolly little Guys and Gal's are munching on.
I would like to buy a dozen to grow here at home.
I wonder if I could eat it in My Salad ?
I got a Dmail from 'someone' saying it's a pretty crappy picture.
Maybe so, but I didn't take it so there.
I have a small Palm hiding in a Rainforest area just meters from My Studio Door.
I can't take a Picture today because it is buried in undergrowth.
I will need to clear a small track to get to it.
As soon as I can take a decent Picture I will add it here. ^_^
For anyone here on Palms Unlimited who have not yet heard.
Palmbob is selling up and moving on from his present home.
I did offer for him to come here and re-establish. (in Queensland)
But his OH don't like snakes. (and I have lots of them residing here)
With all this in mind, I would like to know how I am going to take these 8 Palms with ME.
I am also moving on in 6 months time after Building and living here for 32 years.
My intention is to downsize unlike Bob who wants to upsize.
This is the Palm Tree I mentioned earlier having a 'Skirt'.
In my opinion it is a total fire hazard.
If the skirt was set on fire the subsequent fire would definitely kill the Palm.
To me it is pure laziness on the part of the owners.
Who don't want to climb the Palm and trim the fronds.
it is not a flower, but a cone (like a pine cone, only this is a cycad cone). It opens up to allow access for pollinators to reach its pollen, with the 'hopes' they will then spread this pollen onto an accepting female cone.
palmbob wrote:looks like Chamaedorea costaricana, or a really large colony of C seifrizii... but more likely the former.
I yahood the first name and found this picture of yours. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/108056/
In my opinion the seeds look completely different.
Yours hang down on long stems.
Mine are short and upright. (stems are also bright red)
I'll now check out the second option.
I was told this one is 700 years old ?
Is that possible ?
Looks like it was in a big fire before it seeded.
The kooni grass is usually 5 ft tall till the Natives burn it off.
They do that so they can trap Maganies for their meals. (sikau bilong antap)
And that's when we start exploring.
wow.. is that part dingo? Not seen that breed around here. She looks underweight, unspayed, probably unvaccinated and has a terrible dermatitis (could be mites or fleas or both). Give that poor thing a meal!
There is no Garbage collection in Port Moresby.
So all their rubbish is simply dumped in big piles in the streets.
People will spit all their betel nut juice all over the pile as well.
Now and again someone will put a match to the pile.
All the Coconuts these two ladies have husked are sending up Growing Spikes.
The Betel Nut Sellers behind these 2 Ladies have a small sign saying 20. (that's toya/toea)
That's how expensive the Buai are in PNG.
I never saw one single Areca catechu Palm in the POM metropolitan area.
They grow way out in the Villages where the Chiefs can control them.
Did you notice all the locals are wearing thongs ?
Even the School Girls are wearing them.
Would not happen here in Brisvegas.
This Thread appears to have run its race. ^_^
You have done well Palmbob, only 2 unsolved.
So I will now declare it as SOLVED & CLOSED.