Brahea edulis

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Figure 1. B. edulis in Naples.




Common Names:

Guadalupe Palm,
Palma de Guadalupe


North end of Guadalope Island, off the west coast of Mexico.


Steep rocky slopes.


Solitary palm to about 10m, large, green, costapalmate leaves. The only Brahea not to have persistant dead leaves.


Edible fruit.


Full sun, well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant. Dislikes high humidity. Slow.

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1)

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