Syagrus sancona

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Figure 2. S. sancona

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Common Names:

Columbian Foxtail,
South American Foxtail Palm,
Sumunqu" Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Found high in the Andes in northern South America (Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador)

Description:

A very tall (to 30m) palm (the tallest Syagrus) with a thin, cream coloured trunk, and recurved, plumose leaves (hence the common name). Young plants have a marked bulge at the base of the trunk which is unique amongst Syagrus. Regarded as the most attractive of the Syagrus.

Culture:

The same conditions as S. romanzoffiana, however it isn't as cold tolerant.


Figure 1. S. sancona in Bolivia.


Contributed by:

Ed Brown (Figure 1)
Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Images copyright Argentina Palms) (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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