Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

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Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Post by pipster 12 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:41 pm

also thought I would chuck in a new pic of T Geminisectus (only small seedling)-
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Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:52 pm

pipster 12 wrote:Its now October and it may be a tad too late for establishing the sex of my trachycarpus-but can anyone help with this picture (sorry a bit out of focus) is it male or female? Should have done this in May.

Important if your interested in producing trachycarpus hybrids?
That is a pic of fruit, so female. The male flowers wither away to nothing by July.

Interesting that the fruit has folds or creases in them.
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Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Post by pipster 12 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks for your help Dave,

very strange as that was one inflorescence amongst many and all the rest did wither to nothing. There are plenty of Trachycarpus in Manchester but no other Trachycarpus nearby.

Think someone else's plant a "Naini Tal" did the same thing where there was nothing else to polllinate the tree.


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Re: Inflorescence Trachycarpus flowers - Male/Female

Post by pipster 12 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:52 pm

just to show you Dave-I have upped the brightness so you can see both male and female flowers?
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