Wettinia augusta

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
augusta (aw-GOOS-tah)
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Jenero Herrera, Peru. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
Species:
augusta (aw-GOOS-tah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
paxiubinha-de-macaco

Habitat and Distribution

Wettinia augusta is found in Bolivia,
Floribunda Palms, Hawaii. Photo by Geoff Stein.
Brazil North, Colombia, and Peru.

Description

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

"Appears to be a clustering species, from the lowerland South American jungles, where it gets inundated periodically as flood waters rise. Rare in cultivation, and no hardiness info on this one yet. has the typical premorse, droopy leaflets of Wettinias." (Geoff Stein)


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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