Identification: Help ID a palm?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Adapa, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Adapa

    Adapa Member

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    I received this plant from a friend who had it over 20 years. He said it was a palm.

    I do not know what it is, and I'd really like to know.

    Also, I have attached a photo of a light green sprout with knobby like growths; I'd like it to be identified as well please.
    My friend said,
    "Oh look! The plant is matured; it's trying to reproduce." when I asked about the sprouting knobby-things.

    All photos are of the same plant.

    Thank you!
    ~Jen
     

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  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have to say my first impression is neanthe bella palm. not sure why because when I look at it in depth it is way too big and rangy but hey, they tell me first impressions are almost always right so I figured I would throw itout there.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    oh, I think it is aka parlour palm
     
  4. Chris Klapwijk

    Chris Klapwijk Active Member 10 Years

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    FWIW, Neanthe bella Cook is synonymous with Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
    See this thread also.
     
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    douglas Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi
    Your right, keep an eye on the little green Knoby sprouts
    regards
     
  6. Adapa

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    "Keep an eye on the knoby sprouts" <----Why? What are they?
     
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    douglas Active Member 10 Years

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    You should see minute white or yellow flowers on them :)

    regards
     
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    douglas Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi
    after taking a second look at the new growth you might want to also check out Chamaedorea seifrizii (reed palm, bamboo palm)

    regards Doug
     

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