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Cycad resemblance

Post by JakoMonster » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:59 pm

I know palms and cycad are different species but from a distance this looks like CIPD so much, don't you think ?

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=cycad& ... 66&bih=645

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=Enceph ... 66&bih=645


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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by Conifers » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Nice examples of convergent evolution!


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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:01 pm

I like mature cycads, they do indeed look like palms but unfortunately are much slower growing and less hardy in most cases.
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by Troppoz » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:32 am

The first time I saw a Macrozamia moorei I thought it was some kind of Phoenix palm, the resemblance is quite striking!
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by palm lad » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:22 am

its the big momma of Phoenix canariensis_CIDP :P
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:59 pm

Thankfully macrozamia moorei is recovering / rerooting well this year. All the new growth now starting to arch as well. Hopefully next year the fronds will be twice the size
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:46 pm

They may look similar, but there is one huge difference.....


the price :ahhh!: :ahhh!:

Any Cycad big enough to look like a Phoenix canariensis_CIDP, is gonna cost £thousands
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by The Codfather » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:19 pm

Has it been fired ???
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Re: Cycad resemblance

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:52 pm

The Codfather wrote:Has it been fired ???
I've traced ownership of my moorei to a guy called Peter Reid, here's a pic of it in his garden so i think he's the guy that fired it
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I think i had a bit of a bargain with mine. Followed countrylovers link earlier regarding trithrinax and had a gander at the moorei on there....

http://www.palmen-bolschetz.eu/index.ph ... word=cycad

Dave's correct about £1000's :lol:


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