Brahea pimo

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Brahea (brah-HEH-ah)
Pimo (PEE-moh)
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Huntington Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles, California, photo by Paul Craft
Scientific Classification
Genus: Brahea (brah-HEH-ah)
Pimo (PEE-moh)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names
Furry Hesper

Habitat and Distribution

Brahea pimo is endemic to Southwest Mexico.

Huntington Gardens, California.


Trunk type: Solitary. Hight: to 12 Ft. Spread: To 7 Ft. Leaf detail: Costapalmate, green leaf with brown tomentum (fuzz) on leaf ridges and petiole. Considered a dwarf, by most standards. Rare in cultivation.


Growth rate: Slow. Requirements: Full sun when mature, water moderately, fast draining soil. Min. temps. around 24 degrees. Drought tolerant. Cold Hardiness Zone: 9a

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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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