Syagrus botryophora

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Figure 1. S. botryophora

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Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php38698all" Lower Risk Near Threatened

Synonymy:

Arecastrum romanzoffianum var botryophora

Common Names:

Pati Queen Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Coastal woodland of Brazil.

Description:

Very similar in appearance to [[www.pacsoa.org.aupalmsSyagrusromanzoffiana S. romanzoffiana, altho slightly more robust, to about 18m tall. S. botryophora has recurved leaves, in which the leaflets are rigid, ascending, forming a V shape. They are regularly arranged and spread in one plane.

General:

A very fast grower. In Florida this palm grows at twice the rate of S. romanzoffiana.

Culture:

As for [[www.pacsoa.org.aupalmsSyagrusromanzoffiana S. romanzoffiana, (i.e. pretty much anywhere :).


Figure 2. S. botryophora
Figure 3. S. botryophora in habitat, Atlantic rain forest, Bahia state, Brazil.
Figure 4. S. botryophora crown detail.
Atalea species and Cocos nucifera, Bahia state, Brazil.


Contributed by:

Gileno Machado (Figure 1&2)
Pablo Boni Herrera (Figure 3,4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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