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Re: tallest yucca elephantipes in Bogota
Posted by Axel Amsterdam on 7/8/2017, 1:59 pm, in reply to "Re: tallest yucca elephantipes in Bogota"
I believe this is the thread Stan is referring to.
The story is that someone saw a royal between brick buildings in Bogota which perhaps contributed to its survival. There was a queen nearby that looked stunted.
I havent been to Bogota but im somewhat fascinated by its climate. I can assure you that even bangalows , of which they have quite a lot, mostly look a little poor as a result of the cool climate. Despite the tropical sun they can only grow palms that don't need heat; phoenix, pygmy dates, ceroxylon. I have seen one large Washingtonian robusta and it had this huge pile of brownish green fronds totally unlike ones grown in a sunny climate with warmer summerdays. http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/2269-roystonea-at-cooler-high-latitudes/
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