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By Aleyna


Xaxim (Dicksonia sellowiana)

Again, don't know the popular name in English



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amy
Amy
 

Very nice !

20 Oct, 2008

 

Beautiful! looks a bit like a 'Tree Fern' not sure if it is though.

24 Oct, 2008

 

Hi Angie, I agree with you, looking the pictures of other GOY members it leads me to think it is a Tree Fern. Googling it I found out that in Europe it is a different genera, maybe some Botany expertise would be able to tell the differences.
What i found out about xaxims is: Division- Pteridophyta, Class - Pteridopsida, Order - Cyatheales; Family - Dicksoniaceae, Genera - Dicksonia, Species - Dicksonia sellowiana

24 Oct, 2008

 

It is indeed one of the tree ferns great detective work Aleyna.

24 Oct, 2008

 

This is huge !!! It must be ancient !

10 Nov, 2008

 

Youre right Flcrazy.....as far as i know it grows around 1 to 2 inches/year.

A study performed by Santa Catarina university in an 1,8 hectare area of natural tropical forest, where were analised 1.119 plants above 1.29m high, during 2 years revealed a 69.8% of plants growing around 5 inches in height and one inch in diameter.
The on in the pictures was about three times my height, I'm 1,78m tall.

10 Nov, 2008

 

Oh wow! Mine is NOT like that! ha ha

25 Oct, 2009

 

huge huh? ... well they are there for centuries :)

25 Oct, 2009



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