Ron, it certainly appears to me to be a Gardenia tubifera "kula". Not a vine at all. They are an exceptionally nice plant with fragrant flowers that change color from golden orange to white over the course of a few days. The scent on these is quite exceptional as well. I recently purchased a few of these from Marie and planted two at the Audubon House. Good eye Randy!Pritchardia pacifica with a lovely orange flowering vine. Don't recall the name of the vine. Randy does not remember where he got it. Saw it, liked it, planted it - years ago. A mutual friend, who specializes in rare plants, saw this vine and was extremely impressed. Maybe someone can chime in with its ID?
The Pritchardia is amazing to me. This is a bit of a zone push with Randy being so close to the Everglades. He has to deal with some much lower temps during cold fronts than the Boca Raton areas closer to the coast. This palm has been beaten up several times, sometimes with every leaf burns. Since it has gained some nice size, it appears that it has become a little more cold hardy.
We were all talking how years ago that this palm was deemed to be very susceptible to Lethal Yellowing. It prevented many from taking a chance of using this genus when planning their gardens. Something I personally lament since we don't find many specimens in South Florida still.
I had just ID'd a croton that Randy has been growing for a few years. To a croton collector to get a certain ID is a big deal. Mike and Randy were examining every leaf. Just a few feet away I spied this petite Licuala, tucked away and looking happy. It looks like it has mottled colored leaves. The guys were busy so I snapped its photo and moved on, no ID attained.
Could this be the sought after Hydriastele beguinii cv. 'Obi' ? This palm was simply amazing, I could not frame a shot of it that could do it any justice. It alone was worth the travel to Boca Raton. Any one coming to the Biennel with a couple of extra days, I would PM Randy.
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Looks like one of the smaller Dypsis. Not sure on species, maybe D. bosseri, coriacea, louvellii, pachyramea, etc. Wtihout seeing the plant, it is really hard to ID. It could even be an Iguanara or a Calyptrocalyx. What does Randy say?
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