Astrocaryum confertum

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Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
confertum (kohn-FEHR-tuhm)
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Habitat
Scientific Classification
Genus: Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
Species:
confertum (kohn-FEHR-tuhm)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Astrocaryum confertum is found in Central America,
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To Columbia, Habitat: Low Elevation Rainforest. Native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Description

Subcanopy to canopy, pinnate leaves with leaflets in multiple planes, spines often flattened, branched inflorescence. Astrocaryum confertum is the only solitary subcanopy palm with a spiny trunk. Leaves are pinnate with leaflets in multiple planes and spines on the petiole and rachis. Epicarp with small scale-like spines. Note pinnate leaves with pointy leaflets oriented in multiple directions. Editing by edric.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b.

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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