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From: Dewey Fisk <plantnut at shadow.net> on 1997.09.09 at 20:24:28(1197)
Subject: Large Plants

I think what everyone is refering to is the Talipot Palm... (Corypha
umbraculifera). Exotica says "The Talipot palm: slow-growing to 100 ft.
high, with straight trunk and a great crown of fan-shaped, plaited bright
green leaves (each) about 12 ft. wide, on spiny stalks; pyrmidal terminal
inflorescence of creamy-white flowers and small olive-colored fruit; after
fruiting the tree will die"

Fairchild had one fruit a few years ago that was bout 75 years old. It
produced many seed and when the trunk fell, it is said, that you could hear
it for a few miles..

Now, the inflorescence of the Talipot is the largest inflorescence.... But
who cares about palms....

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.09.10 at 16:39:20(1214)
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 4:24 PM
To: ju-bo@msn.com
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