Synechanthus fibrosus

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Figure 1. S. fibrosus

Contents

Common Names:

Palmilla,
Jelly bean Palm

Distribution:

Central America

Habitat:

Rainforest

Description:

A small, solitary palm to about 5m tall, with arching, pinnate leaves to 2m long. The leaflets are thin, dark glossy green, and irregularly clustered along the rhachis. Very similar in appearance to Chamaedoreas.

General:

Culture:

Sheltered and moist. Doesn't like to dry out.

Figure 2. S. fibrosus inflorescences


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)


Gallery:

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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