Madagascar Palm

Mike Maxson maxson at pe.net
Thu Jun 13 21:35:40 EST 1996


Henk, Beentje wrote:
> 
> Mike Maxson <MAXSON at pe.net> writes:
> 
> >I have a palm called Dypsis baronii (Neodypsis compactus) from
> >Madagascar. The  palm is in a one gl. pot and is only about 1
> >foot tall and is starting to branch. I know this palm is known
> >to branch but is it normal to branch this early.
> 
> I have seen it branch in the wild, usually pretty close to the ground. It's
> rare, though, for baronii to branch. I wouldn't expect more than one
> branching point either - if you have more you might have D. lutescens
> or D. andrianatonga. They're almost impossible to tell apart when sterile.
> 
> HenkAfter looking up D. andrianatonga in the "Palms of Madagascar" I would 
have to say if this is not D. baronii, then it must be a D. lutescens. 
Seeing how I have never been able to grow D. lutescens at my location 
(inland So. California) and this palms growth rate is medium to fast, I 
tend to think that this is D. baronii?. Time will tell....
Mike



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