Astrocaryum mexicanum

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Figure 1. Older A. mexicanum in a garden in Cuba.

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Common Names:

Choco Palm

Habitat:

Rainforests of Mexico and Central America.

Description:

A smaller growing palm to about 2.5m with heavily spined petioles and rhachis, and large, simple, or sparingly divided leaves. Leaflets are dark green above, and silvery underneath.

Culture:

Light shade to full sun, from the tropics to the sub-tropics. The most cold hardy Astrocaryum.


Figure 2. A. mexicanum inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 1)
Alan Gregg (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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