Allagoptera caudescens

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Polyandrococos caudescens Polyandrococos pectinata Diplothemium caudescens

Common Names:

Buri Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

They are endemic to central-east Brazil where they grow in sandy soil in gallery forest and open plains up to the Atlantic coastal forests.


A tall, solitary, attractive palm, to about 15m. It has evenly wide, dark green leaflets, with silvery undersides.


Prefers a sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant but cold sensitive. Slow growing.

[[| The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

Figure 1. A. caudescens in
Figure 3. A. caudescens
Figure 4. A. caudescens leaf bases and infructescence.
Figure 5. A. caudescens infructescence close-up.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)
Gileno Machado (Figure 3)
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 4&5)

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