Adventure to find a new published species - Butia pubispatha

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Adventure to find a new published species - Butia pubispatha

Post by Nigel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:01 pm

Today I went with my friend Alberto to find a newly publicised species, separated from Butia microspadix by Lorenzi and Noblick.
I found it..........
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Post by Nigel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:03 pm

Its there honest...... after clearing away the weeds...
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Post by Nigel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:04 pm

Tiny flower spathe appearing on this rare and tiny palm
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:07 pm

Blimey, that would be easy to miss.

Are these a new species or a newly discovered species Nigel?

It looks little more than a baby really. Do they get bigger like other Butia or are they dwarf palms?
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Post by Nigel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:10 pm

This is a fully mature palm , cute little things. Its a new species because this population is different from Butia microspadix in that it doesnt have spathe on the tomentum, the flower differs and it grows bigger believe it or not.
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:21 pm

Unreal! I didn't realise mature palms could be this small.

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Post by turtile » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:19 am

I can see how it has taken so long to name! I wonder how many different species still exist or have wiped out already. It's amazing how similar these look yet the size difference is huge.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:02 am

One for the palm collector I feel. It looks like a £5 B&Q CIPD. Can't see a market for that tiddler I'm afraid.


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Post by Nigel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:28 am

Kris, no market for this no and I just posted it because I thought people would be interested.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:49 am

Nigel wrote:Kris, no market for this no and I just posted it because I thought people would be interested.

Do you reckon there are still more species to find?


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Post by Nigel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:20 am

For sure there is more , the Butia I found here is a new species ( pic attached) , Lorenzi confirmed that but just didnt have time for it. The Butias in Paraguay are probably at least 3 species and its a pandoras box there yet currently all Butia paraguayensis. There is for sure others to find.
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Post by redsquirrel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:12 pm

Nigel wrote:Kris, no market for this no and I just posted it because I thought people would be interested.
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