Astrocaryum aculeatum

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Figure 1. A. aculeatum.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Widely distributed throughout tropical South America and Trinidad.

Description:

A tall, solitary, pinnate palm, with long thin leaflets.

General:

The fruit is used for the production of biodiesel due to its very high oil content. The fruit is also a very good source of Vitamin A.

Cultivation:

Sunny, moist but well drained postion. Tropical.


Figure 2. A. aculeatum


Contributed by:

Pablo Boni Herrera (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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