Astrocaryum mexicanum

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Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
mexicanum (meks-sih-KAHN-uhm)
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Fairchild Gardens, Florida.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
Species:
mexicanum (meks-sih-KAHN-uhm)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Choco Palm


Habitat and Distribution

Astrocaryum mexicanum is found in the rainforests of Mexico, and Central America.
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Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, and Nicaragua.

Description

A smaller growing palm to about 2.5 m with heavily spined, trunk, petioles, and rhachis, Even the flower spathe has spines, It has large, simple, or sparingly divided leaves. Leaflets are dark green above, and silvery underneath. Requirements: Light shade to full sun, Exists from the tropics to the sub-tropics, but is most common in Central America. Editing by edric.

Culture

Light shade to full sun, from the tropics to the sub-tropics. The most cold hardy Astrocaryum. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

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Comments and Curiosities


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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