Jubaea chilensis

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Figure 1. A majestic specimen of J. chilensis.


Common Names:

Chilean Wine Palm,
Coquito Palm

Climate Zones:

Chile, warm dry temperate.


In dry gullies, and along ridges in scrub.


A massive palm, up to 25m (80') tall, and a grey trunk up to 1.3m (4') wide. It has a large head of stiff feather leaves, which are dull green above and greyish underneath.


Seed is slow to germinate, usually taking between 6 to 16 months.

Figure 2. J. chilensis in habitat.
Figure 3. J. chilensis in habitat, Chile.

Contributed by:

Daryl O'Connor (Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk