Visit to Brazil

Nigel

Visit to Brazil

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:47 pm

I visited the site of Butia sp florianopolis when I was in Brazil. Took some new pics as I lost my others.
Of all the Butias i have visited in various habitats, this for me is still the most beautiful and commercial of all of them.
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Nigel

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:52 pm

I also visited Albertos garden in the mountains. He has stunning Parajubaeas and Parajubaea hybrids.
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arenga englerii
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Trachycarpus latisectus
Trachycarpus latisectus

Nigel

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:56 pm

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Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi
Jubutyagrus
Jubutyagrus
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Nigel

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:59 pm

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More Butia x parajubaeas
More Butia x parajubaeas
Allagoptera arenaria untouched at -5C
Allagoptera arenaria untouched at -5C
Allagoptera campestris the native Allagoptera
Allagoptera campestris the native Allagoptera

Nigel

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:04 pm

Visit to the trout farm, catch your own dinner, and they cook it how you want. my favourite place.
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Mid summer and cold mountain water
Mid summer and cold mountain water
Fed into the trout pens
Fed into the trout pens
My host with an english trout
My host with an english trout
True paradise.
True paradise.

Springy

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Springy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:40 pm

Nigel wrote:I also visited Albertos garden in the mountains. He has stunning Parajubaeas and Parajubaea hybrids.
Great pictures Nigel! I think I'll have to put some of those hybrids on my wish list too! icon_study

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Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Adam D » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Awesome palms Nigel!

Are the conditions there as good as it gets for them?

sanatic1234

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:47 pm

Stunning nigel just stunning! was you any were near the amazon at all? That is one of my dream destinations to go to. :)

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Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by otorongo » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:37 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:Stunning nigel just stunning! was you any were near the amazon at all? That is one of my dream destinations to go to. :)
I think Nigel was in the South, quite a long way away from the Amazon.

I've been to the Peruvian Amazon and that was the highest quality forest I've ever seen. The other rainforests like those of Chiapas (Mexico), Costa Rica or the Brazilian Atlantic forest don't even come close in thickness, wildness and diversity, although they're all excellent icon_thumleft

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Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by fern Rob » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:01 pm

stunning palms :D

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Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Mowgley » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Nice icon_cheers

kata

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by kata » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:02 pm

Butias are one of my favorite palms, those are awesome!!

Thanks for sharing Nig!

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Panama Pete

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Panama Pete » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:29 pm

You cant beat south america. We went to salvador and the coconut coast a few years back. It was stunning. Ill post some pics when i get chance.

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Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by Panama Pete » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:30 pm

You cant beat south america. We went to salvador and the coconut coast a few years back. It was stunning. Ill post some pics when i get chance.

sanatic1234

Re: Visit to Brazil

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:49 pm

otorongo wrote:
sanatic1234 wrote:Stunning nigel just stunning! was you any were near the amazon at all? That is one of my dream destinations to go to. :)
I think Nigel was in the South, quite a long way away from the Amazon.

I've been to the Peruvian Amazon and that was the highest quality forest I've ever seen. The other rainforests like those of Chiapas (Mexico), Costa Rica or the Brazilian Atlantic forest don't even come close in thickness, wildness and diversity, although they're all excellent icon_thumleft
You are very lucky Otorongo, I think i have some kind of obsession with the amazon. It just fascinates me every documentary/picture/article i seen on it. I really hope one day in my life i get to go there. :-)

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