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Posted by garyfla 10 Florida (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 24, 13 at 3:09

Hi
hare is the kerridoxa elegans I got for 40 bucks. had to remove 3 fronds due to damage and had to repot. It did have an excellant root system and is responding better than I expected ,paerticularly for an understory palm
almost sent it back but too late now lol gary


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I hate to bear bad news but that sure looks like a Pritchardia, not a Kerriodoxa.


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Hi
what would you base that upon?? Have never seen either type this young. Does have the very velvety white backing to fronds even those that were lost
Due to the division of the leading frond?? The two longest are tears . Thanks gary


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I looked again real close and I think it is a Kerriodoxa. The shine from the light made it look very bright green at first glance.


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Hi
It was raining when the pic was taken the selaginella at the left normally appears bright blue
Was rather disappointed with the plant due to the damage but also wrong species . it would go back loll
If you look closely at the upper edge you can see a bit of the back which is very velvety white . All the fronds were that way. Actually much whiter than my silver Joey .J. magnifica. know of no pritchardia with that characteristic ??
Like I've actually seen all 30/40 species in every stage of growth lol
I'm still a bit suspicious as it has grown another frond which is starting open already lol Very weird "slow growing understory palm " The magnifica produces less than 2 fronds per year !! Also ,obviosly grown from seed and I was unable to locate a source
Besides we all know that nurseries NEVER have plants with wrong ID'S lol Time will tell I guess Thanks gary



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I'm glad it is recovering well for you. Sometimes the little plants bounce better from shipping than the larger ones.
Maybe if you post the pic on the palm forum an expert may be able to tell you? Whatever it is, it looks happy.


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Hi
Tried both palm and name that plant forums . Got prichardia livistona, roystonea lol my own thoughts when first seeing it were pritchardia until I noticed the divisions are tears and the white backing.
Actually it's pretty sad looking since every frond is damaged and the package it came in was not damaged so it must have been sent that way Wrong specie would be the icing on the cake .?? Had I wanted pritchardia could have started from seed for under a buck lol
I have faith though !! i don't think it is a pritchardia !!
I won't be doing any shopping at that nursery again lol
It has developed a new frond already which is VERY suspicious lol. can't wait to see my new pritchardia frond lol
Thanks gary


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Gary, please give us an update when the new frond is fully unveiled. The story is getting very interesting... I want to read the next chapter... :)

Carol


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Hi
Just got another plant (mailorder0 from another nursery.
Supposedly Cochliostema jacobiana , suspect it is actually C odoratissima lol since I've only seen one plant in my life won't make a judgement just yet
Was over 4 feet tall and 3 wide!! Very impressed no matter what it is lol gary


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