Astrocaryum mexicanum is a solitary-stemmed, evergreen palm tree, usually growing – 6 metres tall, exceptionally to 8 metres. The unbranched stem can be. Homotypic. Hexopetion mexicanum (Liebm. ex Mart.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem (). Heterotypic. Astrocaryum rostratum Hook.f., Bot. Common Names: Choco Palm. Habitat: Rainforests of Mexico and Central America. Description: A smaller growing palm to about m with.

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Very ornamental palm, but to utilize far from places of passage and of rest due to the dangerous spines on the stem and also due astrkcaryum the fruits that while falling on the soil may represent a danger. Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart.

A first class website. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb. Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart. Wood’ Image credit to Palmweb.

They are pleonanthic—they flower repeatedly over the course of their lifespan—and monoeciousmeaning that there are separate male and female flowers, but individuals plants bear both types of flowers. It requires fertile and perfectly draining soils, acidic to neutral, maintained constantly humid, but without stagnations, a shaded mexcanum during the first years of growth, then from slight shade to full sun when adult.


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Tropicos | Name – !Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. ex Mart.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Astrocaryum Arecaceae genera Cocoeae Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant mexicanu and habitat.

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Leaves are used as a source of fibre and stems as building material. Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. The stems are utilized by the local populations in the rural constructions, the leaves as cover, the not mature inflorescences and the endosperm of the fruits as food.

Apparently simple leaves, or irregularly divided in the young plants, pinnate astrocarym the adult ones, up to about 2 m long, with pairs of alternate leaflets, linear with acuminate apex, regularly arranged on a same level along the rachis, cm long and ,5 cm broad, the terminal ones united, fishtail, with apex truncated and mexicanu, toothed, dark green above, glaucous below.

Some species are single-stemmed, while others grow in multi-stemmed caespitose clumps. The type speciesAstrocaryum aculeatumwas first described by German botanist Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer in based on a specimen from mexucanum Essequibo River in Guyana.

This Cocoeae article is a stub. The unripe inflorescences and the endosperm of fruits are edible.


Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm. Watson ; Astrocaryum cohune S. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Astrocaryum chichon Linden Astrocaryum cohune S.

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Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and astrocaryu photos. Last update on The fruit and seeds of several species are used for human food, oil production and fish bait. Astrocaryum mexicanuma common palm of the Caribbean coast ashrocaryum Central America, is known as warree cohune in Brazilas its spines are said to resemble the bristles of the white-lipped peccary or warree.

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Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in Astrocaryum Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Scientific classification Kingdom: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Mexicanjm stub articles. Inflorescence – the male flowers bottom have senesced and the female flowers below are developing into fruits Photograph by: