Henk, Beentje wrote:
>> Mike Maxson <MAXSON at pe.net> writes:
>> >I have a palm called Dypsis baronii (Neodypsis compactus) from
> >Madagascar. The palm is in a one gl. pot and is only about 1
> >foot tall and is starting to branch. I know this palm is known
> >to branch but is it normal to branch this early.
>> I have seen it branch in the wild, usually pretty close to the ground. It's
> rare, though, for baronii to branch. I wouldn't expect more than one
> branching point either - if you have more you might have D. lutescens
> or D. andrianatonga. They're almost impossible to tell apart when sterile.
>> HenkAfter looking up D. andrianatonga in the "Palms of Madagascar" I would
have to say if this is not D. baronii, then it must be a D. lutescens.
Seeing how I have never been able to grow D. lutescens at my location
(inland So. California) and this palms growth rate is medium to fast, I
tend to think that this is D. baronii?. Time will tell....