Attalea insignis

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Figure 1. A. insignis



Maximiliana insignis, Scheelea insignis

Common Names:

Cunambo ruya

Distribution & Habitat:

An understory palm of the western Amazon basin (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil). It prefers low-level poorly drained soils and flood plains.


A medium sized, solitary palm with a short, subterranean stem. It has erect, plumose leaves, up to 7m long, with persistent leaf bases.


Warm, sheltered position. Doesn't mind poor drainage.

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Figure 2. A. insignis at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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