Ceroxylon quindiuense (2)

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Common Names:

Andean Wax Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Moist slopes in the Columbian Andes, South America.

Description:

An extremely tall (to 60m) feather palm, with a wax covered crownshaft, and leaf underside, which gives it a silvery grey colouring.

General:

One of the worlds tallest palms.

Culture:

Likes temperate, but frost free areas - cool, humid, and moist. Very difficult to grow outside these areas.

Figure 1. C. quindiense in habitat. Note size of person at bottom.



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Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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