Syagrus picrophylla

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Figure 1. S. picrophylla


Common Names:

Lent Coconut

Distribution & Habitat:

Found in Brazil, from South Bahia to Rio de Janeiro.


Medium sized, solitary palm with a smooth, slender trunk with a distinctive swollen base, with long arching, slightly plumose leaves, and long, thin leaflets.


Sunny, moist, well drained position. Cold tolerant and fast growing. Becoming very popular in cultivation.

Figure 2. S. picrophylla crown detail.
Figure 3. S. picrophylla

Contributed by:

Gileno Machado (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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