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Livistona chinensis - Chinese Fountain Palm Seeds


Livistona chinensis - Chinese Fountain Palm Seeds (Livistona chinensis - Chinese Fountain Palm Seeds)

The bluish fruit on the Chinese Fountain Palm.



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The fruit looks a lovely blue to me... please tell me if it's still green, then I shall go for my overdue eye check asap... :-)

12 Apr, 2009

 

Looks blue to me too Panther..........

12 Apr, 2009

 

Panther, Milky:

You both are correct...it is blue. That's what I meant. LOL!

I changed the description.

The seeds will mature to black eventually.

The seeds almost look like they could be made into jewelry.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Phew..my goodness Delonix I thought I was losing my eyesight for a while!! LOL.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

No, I lost my eyesight. lol! The seeds will turn dark green before they turn black.

What's interesting is this palm is very widely grown here...and I've never noticed the seeds turning this color of blue. Now, I'm questioning if this is
truly a Livistona chinensis? I have to do more research. : ? )

13 Apr, 2009

 

Mmmm interesting how the seeds change colours from dark green to black. This fruit looks similar to betel nuts in their being small and roundish.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

Betel nuts turn red though - if I'm not mistaken?

13 Apr, 2009

 

Sort of orangey red...

14 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

You're so lucky you can grow Areca catechu - Betel Nut Palms. We can't grown them here (as far as I know). The Santa Ana winds would probably completely dessicate them...they would look like a blowtorch burned them. LOL!

Areca triandra - grows pretty well here though...it looks like a clustering Betel Nut Palm and doesn't grow as tall.

14 Apr, 2009



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