Syagrus glaucescens

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Figure 1. S. glaucescens


Common Names:

Blue Rock Coconut

Distribution & Habitat:

Scrubby, rocky areas in the mountains of Minas Gerais, eastern Brazil.


An unusual palm, with a slender, solitary trunk which has stiff, glaucous, slightly plumose, upwards pointing leaves that grow in five ranks.


Very rare in cultivation.


Sunny, well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant. Good in temperate climates.

Figure 2. S. glaucescens in habitat, Brazil.

Contributed by:

Gileno Machado (Figure 1)
Emerson Rogrio Salviani (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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