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Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm


Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm (Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm)

My Tuna Tail Palm is growing very well under my shade structure in the front yard. It grows pretty slowly and need almost complete shade to prevent the fronds from burning. The vine in the background which is growing wild is Philodendron 'Brazil'. Photo taken Feb. 16. 2013, President's Day Holiday Weekend.



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Fascinating shape, never seen a fish tail shape in a leaf before.

17 Feb, 2013

 

The true fishtail palm is the species of Caryota. Several Caryota species grow here in San Diego. They grow very tall or massive. Here's a photo of the King Kong Fishtail Palm, it's massive (it's even larger now because this photo was taken in 2008).

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/125107-caryota

18 Feb, 2013

 

It looks totally different when it's tall

18 Feb, 2013

 

Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti is not related to Caryota gigas. It's actually related to your Chamaedorea elegans palm...same genus different species.

18 Feb, 2013

 

ah, that explains it! thank you

18 Feb, 2013

 

Chamaedorea has the second largest amount of species in the world. The palm genus Calamus has the most species in the world.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Strange how they classify things, it frequently confuses me.

19 Feb, 2013

 

I've studied horticulture and botany. For me it's quite easy.

It's always Genus, species then variety

20 Feb, 2013

 

its when they look very different but have some other common feature which would classify them as the same that confuses me.

20 Feb, 2013

 

It's a very complicated thing. The taxa of plants are generally classified into families by flowers.

20 Feb, 2013

 

oh, ok, thanks ~ i think i had assumed leaf for some reason?

20 Feb, 2013

 

You're welcome.

Yes, all the plants in the world are put into their family by their flowers. It's actually pretty amazing!

21 Feb, 2013

 

and trees are the same?

21 Feb, 2013

 

Yes, all living plants/trees.

21 Feb, 2013



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