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Some old true T. takil photos of mine:
Yeah, this one isn't takil despite the similarity with the frond drop. I'm never on this old laptop but I broke it out to see if I could get on here to do a join request for someone and it just so happens that I've got all my old T. takil photos from Golden Gate Palms from out in the bay area (where the Ruth Bancroft Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden and Plant Delights specimens came from). My little palms have grown very slowly except for one that I'm guessing is a hybrid that grew like crazy and doesn't share all the true takil traits. I lost a few to cold (but that cold also killed off all the similar sized fortunei with -4F and -2F).
OK...sorry...I couldn't get it to work. I haven't been on here since back when I put photos on Photobucket to link them to here. Anyhow, ligules in takil are very short compared to fortunei...like an inch instead of 8-12 inches and the trunks are not fuzzy at all and instead the fibers are very tight almost like they are pasted to the trunk. frond segments are evenly divided all the way to the hastula on mature palms and not irregular like on fortunei.