Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

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Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Stevie Z » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:27 pm

I bought this for 10 quid from Asda as I felt it was very different from my others, what do you think? It has 360 degree leaves and unusually large dark brown spines for a small Chamaerops a lot larger than my other humilis spines.
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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Jamesyoung » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:52 pm

that does look very different icon_scratch
are you sure its a chammy?

I will be checking my local stores for one of these, it looks great!


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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Andy P » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Very unusual leaves. My Cerifera has huge thorns on it like those. Could it be a Cerifera?
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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Looks like a cerifera to me as well.


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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by DiCasS » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:09 pm

From the pic looks over 360 degrees icon_cheers

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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Stevie Z » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:32 pm

I had wondered if it was a cerifera as it has a slight blue tinge and the dark brown spines, if it is I have won a watch. And yes Di it does appear to be more than 360 deg. I only noticed this by chance as I walked into the store the 360 leaves are what drew my attention label said it was a humilis and I have checked since and there is not another one like it.

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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:36 pm

if you can look after it and that 360+ trait carries on,that will make a stunning addition to any collection icon_thumright
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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by jezza » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:38 pm

That looks very similar to my livistona icon_scratch


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Re: Unusual Chamaerops humilis from Asda

Post by Adam » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:17 am

chamaerops can be very VERY variable so this could just be one of the many variations you can find, didnt dave have a trachycarpus that had 360 degree leaves, this looks like the same thing but for a chamaerops, just a suggestion. :)


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