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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Last winter it dropped to 18F for two nights in a row. Faith Bishock has a A. My Acrocomia is one of my favorite palms, it take heat, sun, wind, drought, and still looks good. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Acrocomia totai after 18F – DISCUSSING PALM TREES WORLDWIDE – PalmTalk

Been after a couple of these for a few years now These nuts, which are so hard as to be difficult to break with a heavy hammer, are crushed to a pulp by the powerful beak of this macaw.

I suspect that my clay soil is the problem. Maybe the range maps show where they should be able to grow? Acrocomia Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: Not sure how they qualify the acrocommia locations.

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Perhaps I could plant ten or so along the property line Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus. Fruit are large, single-seeded, and vary in colour from yellow, to orange, to brown. The trunk is columnar and straight but occasionally has a slight bulge in the middle. A solitary, large, drought tolerant, alkaline soil tolerant, moderately fast growing, monoecious palm.


Flowering in the summer. The smaller Minors are the “McCurtain” variety. This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat Click on the edit tab above and play around. Views Read View source View history. Redland doesn’t have any, I’ve tried about every thing in google search.

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. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Id be curious for some of these seeds as well the more I looked into them.

I think it got down to 17 F. However, this is not a norm. Leaf segments glabrous abaxially. Search the web for more information: List several palms including 5 Acrocomia spp. I have a feeling their range may be creeping slowly Northward.

Wanted – Acrocomia totai seed or seedlings.

All of my acrocomia’s have recovered nicely A. Seeds are black, round and very hard. Acrocomla they haven’t ever seeded yet. Attempting to identify them from photos at this size would be a futile effort. I’ve got around 20 or so Minors of differing sizes in my landscape.

Butia capitata only has one point location and it appears to be at Merrill’s house. Petioles of the leaves are also covered with spines. This is a species from dry grassland savannahs, open forests, or low montane environments, it should be grown in open sunny positions.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The mesocarp is fleshy, yellowish and abundant, very rich in oils. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat I wish I had several more planted but just didn’t realize how nice they are until owning this one.

Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. Leaves bases are entire, spiny and have indument. Add your comment about this species. Not citrus, but a palm. Shows a cold tolerance of 26 degrees. How do Acrocomias fare in such temperatures?

This is a tillering palm, it exhibits saxophone style root growth it has a heelkeep top third of heel above soil elevation!. Looks good, I’m glad to here it recovered. I’ve had my largest Minor for eight years and was fortunate that it transplanted successfully at the end of The most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as totaj plant ages.

And maybe one of the aculeata?