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Thursday, 15 March 2012

HELP from Birgitta re PALMs & BEETLES


Hello Jane/editor,
 A year ago I came across this info about plants likely to be attacked by the palm beetle.

Areca catechu
Arenga saccharifera
Arenga pinnata
Borassus fl abellifer
Borassus sp.
Calamus merrillii
Caryota cumingii
Caryota maxima
Cocos nucifera
Corypha utan (= C. gebanga, C. elata)
Corypha umbraculifer
Elaeis guineensis
Livistona decipiens
Livistonachinensis
Livistonac saribus (= Livistona cochinchinensis)
Livistonac subglobosa
Metroxylon sagu
Oneosperma horrida
Oneosperma tigillarium
Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix dactylifera
Phoenix sylvestris
Oreodoxaregia
Sabal umbraculifera
Trachycarpus fortunei and Washingtonia sp., plus
sugar cane, Saccharum offi cinarum and
century plant, Agave americana.
Source:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Attack-of-the-Red-Palm-Weevil

I sincerely hope that they will continue to stay away from our local wild dwarf fan palms, Chamaerops humilis, a vulnerable species. Better have them go for the invasive agave.

And of course we should not forget to look for help from local sources:
http://www.thegrapevine.es/articles/campo-cuttings-with-lorraine-cavanah/the-march-of-the-palm-beetle.html
 


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