Gaussia attenuata

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Figure 1. G. attenuata in Collores, Puerto Rico.

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Common Names:

Llume Palm,
Aereas (local name)

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on limestone soils in Puerto Rico.

Description:

A tall (to about 20m) solitary, pinnate palm with a very swollen base, and a rather scrappy crown of leaves.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Very slow, and intolerant of cold. Likes regular dressings of lime.


Figure 2. G. attenuata
Figure 3. G. attenuata
Figure 4. G. attenuata
Figure 5. G. attenuata inflorescence.
Figure 6. G. attenuata - they can get tall.
Figure 7. G. attenuata roots.


Contributed by:

Carlos Ramos (Figures 1,2,3,4,5,6&7)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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