Brahea Berlianderli

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Brahea (brah-HEH-ah) Berlianderli
Single trunked blue form. Photo by Angelo Porcelli
Scientific Classification
Genus: Brahea (brah-HEH-ah)
Species: Berlianderli
Brahea dulcis
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Survivability index
Common names
Palmito Serrano Norteño.

Habitat and Distribution

Brahea Berlianderli is found in Mexico.

Blue form of Brahea berlandieri, east of Jalpan. Photo by richtrav.



It can handle drought and severe freezes but must have full sun and a very well drained spot in the temperate or subtropical garden. (

Comments and Curiosities

A beautiful and rarely seen Brahea from northeastern Mexico, where it inhabits steep rocky slopes and sheer limestone cliffs. Although quite variable in appearance, the typical form produces a stocky, ocasionally clustering trunk to 5 or 6 m (17 to 20 ft.) tall, topped by a compact crown of stiff, light green or bluish leaves. (

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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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