Acrocomia aculeata is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern. Acrocomia totai. This large palm from Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina is covered with spines and is best described as ‘interesting’ although, especially from a. North, Central, South. Not a problem species (un-documented). Assessment Status: Complete. Growth Habit. Tree. Origin.
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All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. I persuaded acricomia nursery to buy some of Doug Keene’s plants a couple of years back and they never recovered from being in the container. As far as I know these are the northern most ones in North America. Ive looked around- this is a rare palm at least in the nurserys.
No they haven’t ever seeded yet. Posted 18 Oct This often rubs the spines off the trunk giving it a mostly smooth trunk. Views Read View source View history. Is the most cold resistant of all Acrocomias, tolerating frost without damage. Acrocomia Arecaceae genera Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs.
There are variations ecotypes within the type in the height, size, quantities of spines, leaves and forms of the acrrocomia. Please login or register.
This page was last modified on 11 Novemberat Jason How old is that Acrocomia?
It normally grows on open plains or on deforested landfrequently found on disturbed land, in areas with well defined rainy seasons, normally on low lands. The avocado is a Mexican type. Acrocomia totai on the right.
Wikispecies has information related to Acrocomia aculeata. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. From Wikipedia, axrocomia free encyclopedia. Fruit are large, single-seeded, and vary in colour from yellow, to orange, to brown. The leave rachis, also spiny on both sides, has more thancm long and cm wide, reduplicate, several-ranked and bifid tip leaflets.
The trunk of the palm can also be ‘milked’ to yield a fermented alcoholic beverage known as coyol wine. Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: Leaf segments glabrous abaxially. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages.
Posted 17 Oct They are two acrocommia my friends house here in historic Charleston, but they have not set seed yet. Flowering in the summer. Gastrococos Morales Acanthococos Barb. The other two show no damage, and took low teens last winter with light damage this is consistent with the species when mature, so I am told. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages.
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How do Acrocomias fare in such temperatures? Unfortuneately both of these specimens succumbed to ganoderma in the early 90’s poor maintance at the time, weedeater damage.
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Looks good, I’m glad to here it recovered. Then again, they weren’t large plants. Unfortunately seeds are very hard to germinate and seedlings from wild didnt transplanted well for me.
Endocarp is dark brown to black, hard and mm thick and bears three pores off the equator.
Acrocomia aculeata – Wikipedia
I’ve got around 20 or so Minors of differing sizes in my landscape. Attempting to identify them from photos at this size would be a futile effort. The fruit is a yellowish-green drupe 2.
It represents the southernmost range of Acrocomia aculeata.