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Old 11-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

An unidentified Elephant Ear.

An unidentified palm, or palmetto.

Another NOID palm.

And, finally, one that I know: Variegated Shell Ginger.

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

The second pic I believe is Bismarck Palm
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

The 1st pic is of a Philodendron Giganteum (One of my favorite Philodeondrons)

The Second pic is a Bismarkia Palm (They have some really beautiful ones in EPCOT in Disney World FL)

The 3rd pic looks like some type of Dypsis, but Im not 100% sure.

The 4th pic is an Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' Ginger. I keep hoping that they will one day sell them locally here at least as potted tropical plants because they are one of my favorite gingers (and I think that they stay mostly evergreen in the Deep South which means they can handle a good amount of freezes too).
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

I think the previous posters may be right that the gray-blue palm is a juvenile Bismarckia nobilis. It could also be the blue latan palm, Latania loddigesii, but it's hard to tell. Juvenile palms are notoriously hard to identify. Beware, both the Latania and Bismarckia get much, much bigger than the one in the picture. The one below the Bismarckia/Latania looks like Dypsis lutescens. In the nursery trade it's known as the "areca palm," despite it's not part of the genus Areca at all. It's also known as the "golden cane palm."

The Areca lutescens and Bismarckia nobilis are native to Madagascar, and the Latania loddigesii, is native to Mauritius.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

Gee, that first picture looks a lot like my split-leaf philodendron. The lobes are a bit smaller than I'd expect, but they look larger than I've seen on the philodendron giganteum. Of course, plants differ, and perhaps I've been exposed only to one end of the spectrum. (Also, I don't pretend to be very good at this.)
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: The last of the unknowns from the FNGLA show.

The philodendron is probably a P. bipinnatifidum varient, not giganteum. Giganteum has entire leaf edges, not lobed. P. bipinnatifidum actually has many varients to it, so pick one. It could also be selloum. New varieties are always coming out and juvenile leaves can look different from the adult leaves. If you can get a copy of Exotica, you'll see how may different types of P. bipinnatidium and selloum there are.

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