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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Acrocomia totai – Palms For California

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. Id be curious for some of these seeds as well the more I looked into them.

I bought it at a local nursery and the tag didn’t specify. Butia capitata only has one point location and it appears to be at Merrill’s house. Totai Palm Cold Hardiness Zone: Fruit are edible, round, and yellow to orange when mature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The trunk is columnar and straight but occasionally has a slight bulge in the middle.


If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Inflorescence bearing female flowers in triads at the base, while the rest bears male yellowish flowers.

Acrocomia totai

Posted 13 Oct The mesocarp is fleshy, yellowish and abundant, very rich in oils. Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus.

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As many other palm tree species, every part of Acrocomia totai was and is still used throughout America. Gastrococos Morales Acanthococos Barb.

Acrocomia totai – Pacsoa

It has been suggested that grugru nuts, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture acroomia biodiesel. This is a species from dry grassland savannahs, open forests, or low montane environments, it should be grown in open sunny positions.

Have they not produced any yet? December 21, Sign in Already have an account? The most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. Leaf segments glabrous abaxially.


I guess officially 2 now?? I persuaded a nursery to buy some of Doug Keene’s plants a couple of years back and they never recovered from being in the toai. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in.

They are scattered from Dade city FL up to Jacksonville All of my acrocomia’s have recovered nicely A. Taken on the waterfront of Corrientes, Argentina.

Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: This page has been accessed 17, times. Add your comment about this species. Acrocomia Arecaceae genera Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs.

The plants inhabit a wide variety of climates and situations; in Paraguayfor example, where it is ubiquitous, it is called the coco paraguayo Paraguayan coconutas it is titai less common in the rest of the world.

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