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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Theres a IPS memeber in Phoenix city, Arizona that i think can have some from seeds i sent him years ago. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ill keep looking in the meantime. The avocado is a Mexican type. As many other palm tree species, every part of Acrocomia totai was and is still used throughout America. Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus.

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I need more of them Also have a A. I think it got down to 17 F.

Posted 18 Oct My Acrocomia is one of my favorite palms, it take heat, sun, wind, drought, and still looks good. You need to give us a complete tour because it looks kick arse from what I can see.

Chris, Great that you are growing this species. Anecodotally, I heard that there acrocomla many growing at Swisher estate in Jax. This page has been accessed 17, times.

Sign In Sign Up. I suspect it will survive the winter since the growth point is well underground. Once sprouted though, growth is fast and satisfying.

Seems limited to Central and mostly South Florida. The bananas at the bottom of the pic were about 10ft tall.

Acrocomia totai – Palms For California

This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat Unfortunately seeds are very hard to germinate and seedlings from wild didnt transplanted well for me. The trunk is columnar and straight but occasionally has a slight bulge in the middle. The flowers are small, produced on a large branched inflorescence 1.

And maybe one of the aculeata?

Acrocomia totai

Looks good, I’m glad to here it recovered. Wikispecies has information related to Acrocomia aculeata. The inside of the seed, also called endospermis a dry white filling that has a vaguely sweet taste like coconut when eaten. Great that you are growing this species.

Acrocomia totai after 18F

Although as many as acrocoomia species of Acrocomia have been described, a recent study A. Apparently it has not flowered yet. Wanted – Acrocomia totai seed or seedlings. It prefers deep and sandy, not subject to flooding ground, with not so deep underground sheets of water. I just need to find someone with access to seeds or small plants. Leaves bases are entire, spiny and have indument. A couple more of his Acrocomia Totai They are very hardy.

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This is a species from dry grassland savannahs, open forests, or low montane environments, it should be grown in open sunny positions. Is the most cold resistant of all Acrocomias, tolerating frost without damage. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. I wish I had several more planted but just didn’t realize how nice they are until owning this one.

Gaston, I heard that it was acroconia cold as C in parts of Corrientes province this winter and that palms such as Phoenix were killed. I’ll have to wait until the other Acrocomias get a little older to cross polinate. The full extent of A. There is one at the bamboo farm in Savannah that has taken 13F and is still kicking.