Phytelephas schottii

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Phytelephas (fy-TEHL-leh-fahs)
schottii (skoht'-ee)
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Rio Claro. Male flower. Photo by Mateo Hernandez
Scientific Classification
Genus: Phytelephas (fy-TEHL-leh-fahs)
Species:
schottii (skoht'-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

Colombia.
Rio Claro. Photo by Mateo Hernandez

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

Formerly important as 'vegetable ivory,' this rarely seen pinnate palm has a submerged or creeping trunk, and its glossy green, elegantly arching leaves have up to 100 leaflets per side. The large and hard fruits are carried at ground level. The Ivory Palm is fast growing under warm, humid conditions and will make a fascinating addition to the tropical or warm subtropical garden. (RPS.com)


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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