Desmoncus polyacanthos

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Figure 1. D. polyacanthos.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest from Trinidad through to eastern South America.


A spiny, climbing palm, with bright red fruit.


Sheltered, moist but well drained postion. Tropical.

Figure 2. D. polyacanthos infructescence.

Contributed by:

Pablo Boni Herrera (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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