Syagrus sp Abreojos

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Figure 1. S. 'Abre ojos'

Contents

Distribution & Habitat:

Mexico.

Description:

A tall, attractive, solitary, partially plumose palm.

General:

A (probably) hybrid Syagrus from Mexico. The story behind it is that Bob Dejong was on a surfing trip in Mexico when he came upon this massive beauty growing behind a liquor store next to an ice machine. The palm was growing inside of a tire and got constant water from a leak in the tubing on the ice machine. Apparantly the leak kept a constant drip on the palm and Bob was able to get a few seeds.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position.


Figure 2. S. 'Abre ojos'


Contributed by:

Dave Hughson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Syagrus+Abreojos %22&num=10&sa=Google+Search Google], [http://images.google.com/images?q=%22Syagrus+Abreojos %22&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search Google Images], [http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Syagrus+Abreojos

Flickr], 

[http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Syagrus+Abreojos %22%20site:http://forum.pacsoa.org.au/&sa=Google+Search PACSOA Forums], [http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Syagrus+Abreojos %22%20site:http://www.palmtalk.org/&sa=Google+Search PalmTalk]