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Quasi-Seeds on a Trachycarpus Wagnerianus
Posted by Ken-Charlotte
on 11/20/2019, 4:19 pm
This palm has been in the ground for about 10 years, arriving as a 2-gallon plant via mail order. Prior to this year, it had never seeded. It is sited about 30 feet away from a few (more mature) T. Fortunei trees (male and female), and about 10’ away from a S. Birmingham, a couple of S. Louisiana, and a small Med Palm. This year, the Waggie began producing seeds, or something like seeds. I took the 2 photos below just yesterday. free foto hosting
As you can see, there are a few typically-shaped seeds, and the rest are multiple-bump clusters (in fact, I had similar clusters on my quasi T. Nanital/Takil just 2 years ago). What is going on here? Some sort of Palm cross-breeding? I’ve heard of this phenomenon before, but really don’t understand the biology of it...
Can I correctly conclude that these “seeds” will not be viable?