Syagrus picrophylla

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Figure 1. S. picrophylla

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Common Names:

Lent Coconut

Distribution & Habitat:

Found in Brazil, from South Bahia to Rio de Janeiro.

Description:

Medium sized, solitary palm with a smooth, slender trunk with a distinctive swollen base, with long arching, slightly plumose leaves, and long, thin leaflets.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, well drained position. Cold tolerant and fast growing. Becoming very popular in cultivation.


Figure 2. S. picrophylla crown detail.
Figure 3. S. picrophylla


Contributed by:

Gileno Machado (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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