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Old August 24th, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Default Botanists Discover Giant Self-Destructing Palm Tree!

hey guys!

thought you would be interested in this i was reading some articles online about palm trees and came across this one:

Botanists Discover Giant, Self-Destructing Palm Tree : TreeHugger
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Old August 24th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Default Yeah i heard about that a little ago.

I also heard that they finally got seeds from one that has been pollinated to bad it dies right after they bloom, what a waste. I wonder if there is any pics of the bloom...
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Old August 24th, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Smile So how do they die...

and why do they die?
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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I read that when they bloom it takes up all the energy of the palm tree and uses it to produce this massive flower stalk that has branches of more little flowers. Im going to try to find a picture for you guys.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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Default Here are some Pictures.

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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:10 AM
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Default That would reealy stink.

To die the only time you bloom.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Default awesome freakin PICTURE!!!!!!!

Look at the top of the crown...Amazing, its like a tree coming out of another tree..Look at it again!!!

Geez..

poor palm
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Default That is Kind of sad.

The palm tree is giving up his life to bloom and show the world its true beauty. It is AMAZING for sure.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:30 AM
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Default heres another article about the same type of palm tree

'Suicide palm' seeds arrive in Britain - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

check it out. They sent seeds to different gardens around the world so they can study it all differently. There are only around 100 Palms left in existence.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:32 AM
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Smile It must **** to be the suicide palm.

I wonder if some big hot shot that has money went out and bought the remaining ones or something.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 02:30 AM
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Default Nice pictures of the suicide palm...

I wonder if anyone has video footage of the palm self destructing..
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Old September 19th, 2008, 02:51 AM
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Default I bet that would be a long video

Im sure it doesn't explode but maybe some snapshots over time so we can see how it ejects the last flowering and then how the flowering destructs the palm would be great.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Default The Palm Tree Really looks like it threw up!!!

on its self...weird
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Old November 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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Default Look at that Palm Tree That is crazy!

I love the significance of this palm tree and how it bares one inflorescence and then dies off. Its really touching. I never knew there were so many palm trees. Sweet Pictures by the way.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Default Botanists Discover Giant Self-Destructing Palm Tree

That is amazing! I never would have thought. I wonder that a smaller one looks like.
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