Syagrus x serroana

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Figure 1. S. x serroana


Distribution & Habitat:

This hybrid occurs naturally in areas where the species Syagrus glaucescens and Syagrus romanzoffiana grow together, between Diamantina and Serro municipality (Minas Gerais – Brazil).


Solitary palm, 4–7 m tall. Stem 17–22 cm diam., covered with leaf base remains in the younger part, vertically spiraling rows. Leaves little arched, 2.5–3 m long, dark green, bright, leaflets 115–120 per side, rigid, irregularly arranged, inserted in 3 or 4 planes. Inflorescences 80–100 cm long, pendulous; rachillae 60–70, arranged in spiral. Fruits 4.2–4.5 × 2.5–3.2 cm, ovoid, maturing yellowish green; endocarp fusiform, 2.8–3.5 x 1–1.3 cm, homogeneous endosperm.


Flowering and fruiting during spring to fall. Seeds germinate moderately easy. Can take light frost without problem

Figure 2. S. x serroana
Figure 3. S. x serroana

Contributed by:

Kelen P. Soares, see PALMS 58(2): p.87-100. 2014. (Figure 1,2,3,4,5,6&7)
Amanda R. G. Vieira (Figure 8)


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