Syagrus x andrequiceana
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Distribution & Habitat:
This hybrid occurs naturally in areas where the species Syagrus romanzoffiana and Syagrus flexuosa grow together, often found in central Minas Gerais - Brazil, with greater frequency among the Gouveia and Datas municipality.
Solitary palm, 5 to 13 m tall. Stem 14–21 cm diam., covered with leaf base remains, at least in the younger part. Leaves 2–3 m long, bright green; leaflets 100–120 per side, irregularly arranged, clustered, inserted in 3 or 4 planes. Inflorescences interfoliar, 100–150 cm long, proximal rachillae arranged unilateral around rachis (like S. flexuosa), distal and mid-rachillae arranged in spiral (like S. romanzoffiana). Fruits 4–5 × 2–2.5 cm, yellow-orange or green-yellow; endocarp ovoid, 2.2–3.2 x 1.2–1.6 cm with homogeneous endosperm.
Flowering and fruiting during the year. Seeds germinate easily in moist sphagnum bags. It’s a cold tolerant palm. Very fast growing.
Kelen P. Soares, see PALMS 58(2): p.87-100. 2014.