Allagoptera campestris

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on a hill close to the Paran" River, near the border with Paraguay.

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Habitat:

This plant grows in sandy and triturate stones soils, rich in iron, exposed to hot temperatures in summer, and occasional freezes in winter.

Description:

This is a very small palm, with a clustering habit, and a subterranean trunk. The leaves look like a very small Syagrus romanzoffiana with grey scales below, but with the typical Allagoptera inflorescence and fruits.

General:

It is endangered in habitat (it is very rare, even in its native country of Argentina), and rarely cultivated.

Culture:

A very well drained, sandy mix, in full sun. Can take very harsh conditions. Seeds germinate easily when fresh.


Figure 2. A. campestris in north-eastern Argentina.
Figure 3. A. campestris
Figure 4. A. campestris
Figure 5. A. campestris


Contributed by:

Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Figure 1,2,3,4&5)

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