| Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !
If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.
Don Pedrito's Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Widely spread throughout Central and South America, found in lowlands up to 1000m altitude.
An attractive, medium to large clumpiung palm to 20m tall, with up to 12 stems.
Produces edible palm hearts, and so is being considered for commercial cultivation, since new stems grow to replace the harvested trunks.
Sunny, moist, well drained position. Very good in cultivation, and deserves to be much more widely grown. Appears to be reasonably drought tolerant, but probably not very cold tolerant however.
Palms Throughout The World, David Jones.
Michael Pascall (Figure 1,2,3&4)