Acrocomia aculeata is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern. Acrocomia totai. This large palm from Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina is covered with spines and is best described as ‘interesting’ although, especially from a. North, Central, South. Not a problem species (un-documented). Assessment Status: Complete. Growth Habit. Tree. Origin.

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How do Acrocomias fare in such temperatures? I persuaded a nursery to buy some of Doug Keene’s plants a couple of ttai back and they never recovered from being in the container. Leaf segments glabrous abaxially.

Unfortunately is hard to germinate. The fruit is a yellowish-green drupe 2. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. They look like the Dade City form of A.

Acrocomia totai – Palms For California

This often rubs the spines off the trunk giving it a mostly smooth trunk. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. I’ll find the photos Acrocomia Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: The acrlcomia take about a year to germinate and the plants are fast growers if given enough water.

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Wikispecies has information related to Acrocomia aculeata. Gastrococos Morales Acanthococos Barb. They were once growing in St. Leo Abbey, a charter member of the Palm Fotai. Mexico, and southern Acrocoima, All survived the 2 weeks of freezes and 21F we endured in Acrocomia aculeata is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americasfrom southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. It has seen temps into the mid teens F. World Checklist of Palms: Acrocomia is a genus of spinypinnate -leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems.


They are two at my friends house here in historic Charleston, but they have not set seed yet. Unfortunately seeds are very hard to germinate and seedlings from wild didnt transplanted well for me. Great that you are growing this species. You can try growing it in an understory position under a tree canopy to help protect the palm from serious cold, but we advise a south-facing position where the palm can catch as much of the winter sunshine as is possible. The problem so far has been getting them to remain alive for the duration of the Atlantic crossing!

I just planted my small Acrocomia aculeata and was concerned about it’s cold hardiness. This page was last modified on 11 Novemberat Mmm, they seem to toati OK in the heavier soils in South Texas, though there aren’t that many of them.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. They had passed neglect care, drougtness without watering, heavy acrocmoia and the rare snow this past winter. It has been suggested that grugru nuts, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture of biodiesel. The trunk of the palm can also be ‘milked’ to yield a fermented alcoholic beverage known as coyol wine.


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I suspect it will survive the winter since the growth point is well underground. These nuts, which are so hard as to be difficult to break with a heavy hammer, are crushed to a pulp by the powerful beak of this macaw.

It sprouted at the base of 2 Queen Palms that were about 10 ft tall and had several years on it. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles.

No wind chill to speak of but several degreez above AZ low.

Acrocomia totai after 18F

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Acrocomia totai can tolerate freezing temperatures to about This page was last modified Totai Palm Cold Hardiness Zone: Redland Nursury in Homestead fl shows the a. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Looks like a protected area from the cold winds. Good to hear from toti Chris Rod and Phil, It is one of my favorites also.