Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. 'watermelon'

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Chambeyronia
(kam-beh-ROH-nee-ah)
macrocarpa (mak-roh-KAR-pah)
var. 'watermelon'
Chambeyronia macrocarpa trunk..JPG
Extra Yellow, Perhaps C. hookerii Hybrid??? Photo:Clayton York
Scientific Classification
Genus: Chambeyronia
(kam-beh-ROH-nee-ah)
Species:
macrocarpa (mak-roh-KAR-pah)
var. 'watermelon'
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Watermelon Flame Thrower Palm.

Habitat and Distribution

Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. 'watermelon' is endemic to New Caledonia.

Bob DeJong's watermelon in San Clemente, CA w/ extra yellow coloring

Description

Green trunk and crownshaft mottled with yellow or golden "flecks" reminiscent of the pattern on some varieties of edible watermelons. The pattern seems to develop once the plant starts to get large. It is widely accepted, (including David Bleistein), that this is a form of the more common C. macrocarpa.

Culture

Same as for C. macrocarpa.

Comments and Curiosities


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photo.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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