Syagrus duartei

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Syagrus (see-AHG-ruhs)
duartei ( doo-AHR-teh)
Rio de Janero, Brazil.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Syagrus (see-AHG-ruhs)
duartei ( doo-AHR-teh)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Syagrus duartei is found in Brazil, Southeast.

Recently burned; in habitat - Brazil. Suchin Marcus for scale. Photo: Jeff Marcus.



Comments and Curiosities

This small palm is native exclusively Serra do Cipo state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where it grows in rocky soils at high elevations in the rock field habitat - a unique type of vegetation present only in central Brazil. Normally, Syagrus duartei form an underground stem rarely reaches 2 m in height and has a stellar appearance and neat glass, comprising rigid leaves, somewhat feathery, glaucous, oriented upward. ( Editimg by edric.

Photo is of Syagrus duartei in habitat with Suchin Marcus, after a fire had gone through the area a few weeks before.. this one growing sideways and winding with a meter plus trunk...Many casualties but they are much like a cycad and flush back and quite resilient ..we saw six or seven habitats of Syagrus and Butia that had been burnt and many dead palms but the ones near the rocks and the tough one survive.. (see photo)

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Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, 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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