Jubaea chilensis var upright

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Figure 1. J. chilensis (Upright var) in habitat, Chile.


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Found with the normal Jubaeas, with a guestimate putting them at about 1% of the wild population.


A very distinctive variant of the normal Jubaea, with the main differences being the strong 'shuttlecock' leaf formation, and the significantly smaller crown. These differences are

  • not induced by pruning
  • not induced by climate (they are seen in hot and cold, wet and dry,

coastal and inland locations)

  • genetically quite consistent (they don't have crowns like other Jubs, but

they do have crowns like each other. About 60% of 'normal'.)


Said to be slightly more cold tolerant than the normal Jubaea.

[[www.parquesdesintra.pt" Monserrate in Sintra, Portugal.

Figure 2. Plants at
Note the hitch hiker (since removed).
Jubaea chilensisAV.jpg

Figure 4. J. chilensis (Upright var) in a park right near Woodland Hills Fashion Plaza, Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills, Southern California. This specimen, along with its hermaphroditic siblings, was apparantly planted in the late 1960's.

Contributed by:

Diego Gr"ebler S.,
Oasis de la Campana
(Figure 1).
Gerald Luckhurst (Figure 2).
Jo Wilkins (Figure 3, and most of the info).
David Bleistein (Figure 4).

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