Syagrus ruschiana

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Figure 1. S. ruschiana

Contents

Common Names:

Rock Coconut (coco-da-pedra)

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest in south-eastern Brazil.

Description:

A medium-sized clustering palm with slender stems and finely pinnate leaves.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Probably frost and drought tolerant judging by its habitat. Rarely seen in cultivation altho it looks like it would be a welcome addition.


Figure 2. S. ruschiana in habitat, Brazil
Figure 3. S. ruschiana inflorescence
Figure 4. S. ruschiana inflorescence
Figure 5. S. ruschiana infructescence


Contributed by:

Emerson Rog"rio Salviani
(Figure 1&2)
Ricardo Assis (Figure 3,4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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