Astrocaryum rodriguesii

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Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
rodriguesii (rod-ree-gus'-ee)
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Savannah-rock transect, Virginie, French Guiana. Photo by Lachaussetterouge, edric.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm)
Species:
rodriguesii (rod-ree-gus'-ee)
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 rodriguesii is found in Brazil North, and French Guiana.
French Guiana. Photo-tela-botanica.org.

Description

Medium-sized to large palms with stem up to 20 m long, more than 12 cm in diameter, internodes spiny, spines falling in old palms; inflorescence pendulous; fruit not bristly. (scielo.org.pe) Editing by edric.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b.

Comments and Curiosities


External Links

References

All information translated from the French, edric.

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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