Attalea rostrata

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Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
rostrata (roh-STRAH-tah)
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Photo by Jeff in Costa Rica
Scientific Classification
Genus: Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
Species:
rostrata (roh-STRAH-tah)
Synonyms
Attalea lundellii
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Attalea rostrata is found in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest,
Photo by Jeff in Costa Rica
Nicaragua, and Panamá, found in rain forests.

Description

A huge tree, with upright pinnate leaves, unlike some other Attalea, it has a petiole.

Culture

In cultivation it is rarely seen but adapts easily to tropical and some warm temperate climates and has proven to be surprisingly cold tolerant for a tropical palm, taking light to even moderate freezes without harm.

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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