Syagrus schizophylla

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Figure 1. S. schizophylla petiole and infructescence.

Contents

Common Names:

Arikury Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Native to Brazil in sandy coastal areas.

Description:

A medium sized solitary palm with dark green pinnate leaves with very thin petioles which are spiny near the base. Ripe fruits are orange.

Culture:

Likes an open sunny, well drained position but will grow in some shade. Seeds germinate in 2-4 months. Quite cold tolerant.


Figure 2. S. schizophylla
Figure 3. S. schizophylla
Figure 4. S. schizophylla


Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 2)
Ryan Gallivan (Figure 3)
Gileno Machado (Figure 1&4)

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