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  Large Plants
From: Dewey Fisk <plantnut at shadow.net> on 1997.09.09 at 13:33:36(1198)
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: "Scott Lucas" <htbg at ilhawaii.net> on 1997.09.09 at 18:21:05(1206)
Who cares about palms? Palm leaves vary considerably in size, but are
generally quite large. The largest leaves (Raphia spp., Attalea spp.,
Orbignya spp.) measure more than 50 feet in length while the largest
palmate leaves (e.g., Corypha spp., Lodoicea maldivica) measure in excess
of twelve feet in diameter.

Just for the record.

Scott A. Lucas

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