Syagrus glaucescens

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Figure 1. S. glaucescens

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Common Names:

Blue Rock Coconut

Distribution & Habitat:

Scrubby, rocky areas in the mountains of Minas Gerais, eastern Brazil.

Description:

An unusual palm, with a slender, solitary trunk which has stiff, glaucous, slightly plumose, upwards pointing leaves that grow in five ranks.

General:

Very rare in cultivation.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant. Good in temperate climates.


Figure 2. S. glaucescens in habitat, Brazil.


Contributed by:

Gileno Machado (Figure 1)
Emerson Rogrio Salviani (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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