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Pinanga philippinensis (= P. elmeri)

Elmer's Palm

A very desirable, mid-sized palm from montane rainforests in the Philippines with slender, tightly clustering stems, each holding a crown of arching, finely pinnate leaves atop a stunning yellowish to purple crownshaft. One of the more cool-tolerant Pinanga, this species does well not just in the tropics but also in warm temperate climates.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
Rather erratic sprouter although still easy to germinate using the 'baggie' method. Used just moist coco fibre and stored outside on my veranda where temperatures vary between 32 and 40c during the day. Some seeds had already germinated in transport and the others have randomly germinated over the past 7 weeks.
Submitted on 20/06/2010 by Nick C - Vietnam

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Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

 
       
 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

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

2nd edition
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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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