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 ?
Rare Palm ID Please
I thought I could remember there being something "RED" in the name.
Is this possible ?
Maybe the Red Bucket Palm? Just a thought as yours comes with a red bucket...
The Red bucket was in there just as a size comparison.
Only thing I coulf find besides my lens cap. ;~)
In the US we tend to use a tennis shoe to show size... whatever works!
I have been on DG for 6 yeares now.
And I have never seen any tennis shoes used ???
Maybe I should pay more attention in future. ^_^
Is there a red bottle palm ?
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.
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wow ... that is a big palm. Shoes are great... just need to know the size to really judge.. 10s?
Nice... you obviously live in a more palm friendly climate than I do.
Anyone want some seed ?
I can only give them to people in Australia. (and not WA ?)
I have 5 Palms in pots I planted this time last year.
I will take Pictures as soon as I pull weeds out of Pots.
I wonder If I will ever be able to STUMP you Bob ???
I have three others I have never shown on DG. ^_^
that doesn't look like the same palm. Is that an immature Livistona?
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.
If it's been that size for many years, perhaps it is some Licuala sp., but I do not recall if there are Licualas native to Australia. Otherwise, do not know what that is.
I would have liked to remove my last Picture.
Then I would put my new Picture which includes a Tennis shoe in its place.
Melody told me :
if they are in the forums, I can't remove an image without deleting the whole post...they're hardwired together.
So I have decided to leave My Picture where/as it is. (without the tennis shoe)
I did have another 4 Palms I would like to get an ID on.
But it appears Bob is already on Holidays .
So I will wait till he comes back.
Cheers and Merry Xmas to every one on this Palm Forum.
Wish I were on holidays... I work all the holidays.. I am looking forward to when I can retire (now, projected retiring age is 122... not sure I'm gonna make it that far...)
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.
those are Cyrtostachys rendas (Lipstick Palm I think might be one of several common names)
I knew you would know exactly what they were.
If you are working all the way through Xmas ?
Are you a Fire Fighter or what ?