Wettinia praemorsa

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
praemorsa (preh-MOHR-sah)
Hawaii. Photo by BGL.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
praemorsa (preh-MOHR-sah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names
Prapa, Araque, Mapora.

Habitat and Distribution

Wettinia praemorsa is found in Colombia, and Venezuela, from 400 to 2500 metres, in mountain cloud forest.

Photo by Juan C. Arias Jimenez.



This is a tall, clustering, pinnate palm with long, grooved, fishtail like leaflets.


A mild temperate/sub-tropical climate with very high humidity, lots of water, and protection from strong sun. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

"Clustering pinnate palm from Venezuela and Colombia... has the typical long, fishtail, grooved leaflets of the genus... very ornamental, but rare palm." (Geoff Stein)

Given the right conditions of warmth and humidity, Wettinia is one of the easiest and most satisfying palms to grow. The seeds germinate easily and quickly, and subsequent seedling growth is fast, producing a good sized palm in a short space of time. W.praemosa is the only member of the genus which clusters. (RPS.com)

External Links


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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