>>>From: email@example.com (Dewey Fisk)
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..<<
I don`t believe that this is the Palm that Mark is talking about, as he says
that the frond is 20 meters long (+ - 60 feet!!!) I`d like to know more about
>>Now, the inflorescence of the Talipot is the largest inflorescence.... But
who cares about palms....
Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE<<
Yes, and impressive it is! A couple bloomed then died over a period of YEARS
(!) near the Bot. Gardens in Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I. some years ago, and
it was a sight to behold. The palm "tree" and fronds are not execptional as
far as size goes.