Brahea calcarea

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Figure 1. B. calcarea leaf close-up.



Brahea nitida, Brahea prominens

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Distribution & Habitat:

Found in dry, open forest from Western Mexico thru to Guatemala.


Solitary palm to about 12m, costapalmate leaves, shiny green above, glaucous below, droopy tips to the leaf. The only Brahea not to have armed petioles.


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

Figure 2. B. calcarea
Figure 3. B. calcarea in habitat.
Figure 4. B. calcarea in habitat, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1&2)
Justen Dobbs (Figure 3&4)

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