Syagrus sp. 'Ho'omaluhia'

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Syagrus (see-AHG-ruhs)
sp. 'Ho'omaluhia'
Ho'omaluhia, Hawaii
Scientific Classification
Genus: Syagrus (see-AHG-ruhs)
sp. 'Ho'omaluhia'
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Ho'omaluhia, Hawaii


A similar looking palm to one grown in the Garden of Bob de Jong in San Clemente, California. Bob's palm was found off the beaten track in Baja California. There is no history known on the palm growing in Hawaii. And no telling how Bob's palm would look growing in Hawaii, or visa versa.

This palm pictured looks very similar to my Abreojos palm. I did sell and give away about 200 seedlings from my original group from which my palm came from 21 years ago. Is it possible that one of them found its way to Oahu? I do remember giving some away at a palm society meeting at my house way back then...PogoBob


Cold Hardiness Zone: 9a

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


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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