Syagrus harleyi

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Figure 1. S. harleyi in habitat, Brazil.


Common Names:

Fox Palm

Conservation Status:


Distribution & Habitat:

Found in mountainious areas of eastern Brazil from 400 to 1400m.


A small, clustering species with an acaulescant trunk, and small, regularly pinnate, bright green leaves with stiff, leathery leaflets.


Sunny, well drained position from the subtropics thru to warm temperate areas. Probably frost and drought tolerant. Not very common in cultivation.

Figure 2. S. harleyi inflorescence.
Figure 3. S. harleyi infructescence

Contributed by:

Ricardo Assis (Figure 1,2&3)

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