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South American Foxtail Palm,
Distribution & Habitat:
Found high in the Andes in northern South America (Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador)
A very tall (to 30m) palm (the tallest Syagrus) with a thin, cream coloured trunk, and recurved, plumose leaves (hence the common name). Young plants have a marked bulge at the base of the trunk which is unique amongst Syagrus. Regarded as the most attractive of the Syagrus.
The same conditions as S. romanzoffiana, however it isn't as cold tolerant.
Ed Brown (Figure 1)
Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Images copyright Argentina Palms) (Figure 2)