Once in a Lifetime - flowering of the Corypha umbraculifera

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  1. hwchoy

    hwchoy Member

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    In late 2004, two 79 year-old Talipot palm Corypha umbraculifera in the Singapore Botanical Gardens’ Palm Valley put up their Once-in-a-Lifetime flowering.

    The inflorescense emerged in November and will continue to bloom throughout December, afterwhich the palms will die.

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    By March of 2006, it finally starts shedding the fruits.

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hope they were able to grow a new generation from the seeds!
     
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    Probably, it is not a rare palm and there are quite a few specimens in the Palm Valley. There are a few coco-de-mer (Lodoicea maldavica) seedlings though, sprouting from seeds on an exchange with the Seychelles.
     
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