Syagrus vagans

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Figure 1. S. vagansin habitat at Chapada Diamantina, Brazil.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Found in dry scrubland (caatinga) in the eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, at altitudes above 250 m.

Description:

An acaulescent (stemless) palm with very tough, leathery, upright, dark green, glaucous leaves that get to about 2m tall.

General:

The fruit pulp is edible with a sweet, pleasant flavor, and is often consumed locally.

Culture:

Sunny, sandy, well drained position. Drought and frost tolerant. Very rarely seen in cultivation.


Figure 2. S. vagans
Figure 3. S. vagansinfructescence

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Figure 4. S. vaganstogether with individuals ofthey live in the same habitat(S. coronatahybridizes with S. vagans= S. x matafome)
Figure 5. S. vagans


Contributed by:

Ricardo Assis Figure (1,2,3&4)
Gileno Machado (Figure 5)

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