Need help to identify palm

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  1. Illumin8or

    Illumin8or Member

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    Could someone please help me to identify the type of palm I have, and give me your best guess as to how tall it may grow? (Anything over 25 feet will be a problem!)

    About five years ago I bought an unknown six foot palm with two stems. I separated the roots and planted them separately. One promptly turned into a sickly two footer, as it is today. The other grew robustly and is now about 15 feet tall.

    These pictures were taken 9/2004. The tree had 8 growth rings then. It now has 16. The leaves are attached to the stem in an inverted "V", with the peak of the "V" up (^).

    Could someone please tell me what it is, and how high it may grow? Is there a pictoral site where an identified photo might reside?

    Warren
     

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  2. Majesty palm, Ravanea rivularis
     
  3. Illumin8or

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    Thanks for the help!

    Does anyone have an ideamhow tall a Majesty palm might grow?

    (This one is beginning to look scarily robust!)
     
  4. Emim

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    About 10'
     
  5. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Did you mean 10 m? Info sheets that I look at indicate a mature height of 40 ft (12 m).

    Also correct spelling is Ravenea rivularis.

    I don't know palms so can't speak on the actuall ID.
     
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    I have worked at a wholesale palm nursery with plenty of these inground at an easy 3+m of trunk then the crown on top. But the biggest I have seen are at Australia's Gold Coast Movie World. When I first saw the trunks I thought 'Gee what a solid looking plam' and looked up at least 10m to realise I was looking at two very mature Majestic palms. The trunks were easily as wide as a fully grown Royal palm (Roystonea) and I would have barely been able reach another person's hands around the girth.
     

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