Rare Palm ID Please

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 ?

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noonamah, Australia

Looks a bit like a Hyophorbe, maybe a hybrid.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

bottle palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Thanks Bob.

I thought I could remember there being something "RED" in the name.
Is this possible ?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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. ;~)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

In the US we tend to use a tennis shoe to show size... whatever works!

Sorry Bob,

I don't play Tennis.
Can I use any other kind of Shoe ?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

I suppose... bright colors are best

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 ?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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.

This message was edited Nov 29, 2011 5:37 PM

You didn't say weather I was to wear the Tennis shoe or not.

So here is my attempt at following instructions.


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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

wow ... that is a big palm. Shoes are great... just need to know the size to really judge.. 10s?

8 ˝ actually.

This is my other “RED PALM”.
Matches my handbag in my profile picture. ;~)

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Nice... you obviously live in a more palm friendly climate than I do.

Another Picture same Palm. (red neck I think)

The Lipstick Palm is Red all the way up the trunk ?

I have a Picture I took in Bali.
I'll look for it.

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Close Up of my size 8 ˝ Tennis Shoes.

So the Palm can't be all that BIG really ?

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This Palm is at the other end of the Bottle Palm hedge.
It is not much bigger than a 5ft fence post.
And yet is producing in excess of 300 seeds per seed pod.
Anyone recognise this Palm ?

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Wodyetia bifurcata (Foxtail palm)

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. ^_^

Here are my Pictures of the 12 month old Fox Tail Palms.

I pulled all the weeds and gave it a quick drink of H2O.

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This next Picture shows the very large seed still attached.

I think that is mealybug (white) under leaves I just removed.

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Oh Dear!
Nearly forgot the mandatory 'Tennis Shoe'. ^_^
It will soon become automatic for Moi.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

pretty stylish shoe.

I'm hoping this will try out your skills Bob.
It has a great history here in Ozz.
Can't give you any more clues than that yet.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Linospadix monostachya? (Walking Stick Palm)

As Homer Simson would say:
I had at least 4 more Pictures to give you clues.

Sooo! here is my next one.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

that doesn't look like the same palm. Is that an immature Livistona?

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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.

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It takes about one hour to get from the car park to here.
Then an 8 hours return to the Summit from here.
That's if you don't get lost.
One of Queenslands most underated Climbs.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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.

How do I remove Pictures ?

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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 :

Quote from Melody :
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.


Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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.

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This is the Red Lipstic Palm I believe ?
They look a lot like the Golden Cane Palm.

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

those are Cyrtostachys rendas (Lipstick Palm I think might be one of several common names)

Thanks Bob.

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 ?


Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

veterinarian.. and yes

This is a very exciting Summer for me. (Dec-2011)
This is the first time this Palm has thrown a seed stem.
I have about 15 of this type of Palm.
12 are Green and 3 are Red.

Do you recognise it Bob ?

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