Ceroxylon quindiuense (2)

From Pacsoa
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !

If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.


Common Names:

Andean Wax Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Moist slopes in the Columbian Andes, South America.


An extremely tall (to 60m) feather palm, with a wax covered crownshaft, and leaf underside, which gives it a silvery grey colouring.


One of the worlds tallest palms.


Likes temperate, but frost free areas - cool, humid, and moist. Very difficult to grow outside these areas.

Figure 1. C. quindiense in habitat. Note size of person at bottom.

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk