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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Looks good, I’m glad to here it recovered. Articles with acrocomi microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles. Please login or register. I’ve planted a number of Acrocomia seedlings and small plants and they just die. Leaves bases are entire, spiny and have indument. Seems limited to Central and mostly South Florida.

I have a feeling their range may be creeping slowly Northward. Photo by Dieter Oberlaender. These were freezes with high gale force winds so you had significant windchill. It prefers deep and sandy, not subject to flooding ground, with not so deep underground sheets of water.

I have one growing but it may be a few years for seeds. Monoecious palm tree with a m high and cm in diameter, occasionally with a slight bulge at the base or in the middle to the solitaire trunk and, often, armed with up to 12 cm long cylindrical spines, specially when young, along incomplete circles, spaced cm throughout the trunk. It might be the cool temps. The flowers are small, produced on a large branched inflorescence 1.


It is a really cold hardy and pretty palm. The bananas at the bottom of the pic were about 10ft tall. Unfortunately seeds are very hard to germinate and seedlings from wild didnt transplanted well for me. With this, sure can grow in south of Europe but in England perhaps not because the lack of heat. Acrocomia totai can tolerate freezing temperatures to about I suspect that my clay soil is the problem. No they haven’t ever seeded yet.

Acrocomia totai – Palms For California

Yes he has fruiting queens as well So the 3rd palm is obviously different from the first two. Palmetto hearts come from its shoots, hypertension and diuretic medicines from its roots; its seeds are used as beads for necklaces and bracelets; its fruits are eaten fresh or as preserves and its endosperm is also ground and brewed with milk. They look like the Dade City form of A.

They look a lot like queen palms, but the trunks on younger trees are loaded with spines Doug Keene, serenoa totcon. But after a long warm summer it grew back all its leaves and is back to normal. They had passed neglect care, drougtness without watering, heavy frost and the rare snow this past winter.

There is a variety of Acrocomia, formerly known as A. Anone know of a source of the form that was formerly known as A. What a great palm!!!! Acrocomla like a protected area acrocomoa the cold winds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I just need to find someone with access to seeds or small plants. Seeds are black, round and very hard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rare in cultivation, locally common in the wild.


acrocomis Some are seed-grown from my largest plant and others were purchased. Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus.

Unfortunately is hard to germinate. I have been looking for this for a few years now Any help locating seed or seedlings would be great!

Acrocomia totai

Fruits brownish green, globose, cm diam. Maybe the range maps show where they should be able to grow? The trunk of the palm can also be ‘milked’ to yield a fermented alcoholic beverage known as coyol wine. The most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. This page was acrocomka modified Do you get any frost Rod? Wikispecies has information related to Acrocomia aculeata.

As many other palm tree species, every part of Acrocomia totai was and is still used throughout America. Leo and Deland in Florida.

Acrocomia totai after 18F

I think Acrocomias can tolerate any cold, lower temps. They were once growing in St. Sabal causarium or something else? I’ve had my largest Minor for eight years and was fortunate that it transplanted successfully at the end of It represents the southernmost range of Acrocomia aculeata.