Syagrus coronata

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Synonyms:

S. treubiana Cocos coronata

Common Names:

Licury Palm
Ouricury Palm

Habitat:

Brazil

Description:

This palm grows to about 10 m tall, with a crown of attractive arching semi-plumose leaves (Figure 2). The leaf bases are persitant, covered in a white indument (Figure 1), and arranged in roughly 5 spiral rows.

Figure 1.

General:

Grown as both an ornamental, and for the oil which can be extracted from its seeds, and the wax from its leaves. One of the best Syagrus for the sub-tropics.

Culture:

Easily grown in a sunny position in the tropics and sub-tropics, even on calcarous soils.

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Figure 4. Leaf detail


Contributed by:

[[www.ftld.ufl.edu" University of Florida-IFAS (Figures 1&2).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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