Attalea spectabilis

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Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
spectabilis (speck-tah-BILL-iss)
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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona
Scientific Classification
Genus: Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
Species:
spectabilis (speck-tah-BILL-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Curura, palha-preta, palheira.

Habitat and Distribution

Attalea spectabilis is found in Brazil North.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona
Dry forests of the upper Amazon, also along the Rio Negro.

Description

A robust solitary, acaulescent (Stemless) palm.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b.

Comments and Curiosities

Native use: Thatching.


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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