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Pholidocarpus macrocarpus

A majestic palm native to swampy lowland areas on the Malay Peninsula. It sports a very tall, slender, solitary trunk that carries a large, spherical crown of bright green, fan-shaped leaves held on fiercely armed leaf stalks with two characteristic yellow stripes. It is closely related to Livistona but easily distinguished by its very large, corky fruits. Pholidocarpus is rarely seen in cultivation and does best in a tropical climate with abundant moisture.

 
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...easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
5 seeds recieved soaked for 5 days changing water daily sown in a germinating mix 1 seed germinated in a little over 30 days. I expect the rest to follow.
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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