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Ptychococcus lepitotus - Bow Palm


Ptychococcus lepitotus - Bow Palm (Ptychococcus lepitotus)

These two lower palms are some of rarest palms growing at the San Diego Zoo. I remember when they were planted in 2002 at around 4 ft tall. I can’t believe these palms are probably 25 ft tall now. I’ve read they only grow to 30 ft in their native New Guinea. Photo taken Oct. 1, 2023.



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Never heard of them. Look great in a group...tropical looking as can be.

20 Oct, 2023

 

This palm looks a lot like Veitchia species.

20 Oct, 2023



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