Lytocaryum weddellianum

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Figure 1. Looking up into an older plant of L. weddellianum.

Contents

Synonymy:

Microcoelum weddellianum

Common Names:

Wedding Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Brazil rainforest

Description:

A very cute, small (to about 2m tall), slender, single trunked palm with fine pinnate leaves.

General:

Very popular with palm collectors because of its attractiveness.

Culture:

Shady, moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. L. weddellianum showing the fine, pinnate leaves.
Figure 3. L. weddellianum fruit.
Figure 4. Showing the characteristic splitting of the fruit while still on the plant.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figures 1&2)
Ian Edwards (Figures 3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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