Brahea dulcis

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Figure 1. Single trunked blue form.



Brahea berlandieri

Common Names:

Rock Palm,
Sombrero palm


Eastern Mexico thru to Nicaragua.


Dry rocky areas.


Usually single trunked, rarely suckering palm to about 7.5m tall, costapalmate leaves, with both blue and green forms.


Edible fruit.


Full sun, well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant. Dislikes high humidity. Slow.

Figure 2. The leaves are wider, and rounder than B. armata
Figure 3. Green form in habitat, Mexico
Figure 4. Beautifull B. dulcis at Fairchild Botanical Gardens.
Figure 5. B. dulcis inflorescence
Figure 6. B. dulcis

[[www.huntington.orgBotanicalDivHEHBotanicalHome.html" Huntington Botanical Gardens.

Figure 7. B. dulcis at

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1&2)
Richard Travis (Figure 3)
Michael Calonje (Figure 4)
Fred, Zone 10A (Figure 5,6&7)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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