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Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - King Palms and Caryota urens - Fishtail Palms


Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - King Palms and Caryota urens - Fishtail Palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - King palms, Caryota urens - Fishtail Palm)

Many King palms and a few Fishtail palms growing in this section of Palm Canyon, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2011.



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Don't they give a wonderful effect lovely photo.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, I love palms.

4 Feb, 2011

 

So do I but had them in the past and a lot have died because of the weather here and no where to store for winter.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, the further away from the tropics/subtropics you go the shorter the list of palms you can grow. The list of palms which can grow in San Diego is pretty close to 600 species and growing.

In Palm Canyon (where this photo is taken), there's more than 500 palms planted, representing close to 100 species.
And it's currently being expanded.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Thats a lot of species

5 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

We have a very active Southern California Palm Society here. Every year many new species of palms are being introduced. The San Diego Zoo has a really good collection of many thousands...representing more than 300 palm species. The San Diego Zoo also has the second largest collection of cycads in North America.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Would be lovely to see each species in reality, would never of thought there would be that many different kinds.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

There's around 3,300 known palm species in the world...however, so many are still being discovered.

Here's a few of the many palm pics I posted in the past.

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/palms

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/palm

6 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you Andy they are wonderful great selection you have

6 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks! Yes, and it's great many more species have been added recently.

7 Feb, 2011

 

Thats great Andy I bet you ll be out with your camera snapping away lol.

7 Feb, 2011

 

Most likely. lol! :>)

8 Feb, 2011

 

:o))

8 Feb, 2011



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