Gazahn How do Acrocomias fare in such temperatures? Leaf segments glabrous abaxially. Unfortunately is hard to germinate. The fruit is a yellowish-green drupe 2.

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Acrocomia totai is present in sandy soils of lowlands pampas of the north Photo: plantmaster. In some areas is found alongside Butias. Description Spiny and handsome palm from South America which produces seeds as hard as stones which are not at all easy to germinate. Once sprouted though, growth is fast and satisfying. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages.

These also present on the petioles and rachis. Fruit are edible, round, and yellow to orange when mature. Seeds are black, round and very hard. The most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. There are variations ecotypes within the type in the height, size, quantities of spines, leaves and forms of the trunk. Editing by edric. 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.

Pinnate 2. The leave rachis, also spiny on both sides, has more than , cm long and cm wide, reduplicate, several-ranked and bifid tip leaflets. Leaves bases are entire, spiny and have indument. Acrocomia totai has a 1. Inflorescence bearing female flowers in triads at the base, while the rest bears male yellowish flowers.

Globose, 2. The mesocarp is fleshy, yellowish and abundant, very rich in oils. Endocarp is dark brown to black, hard and mm thick and bears three pores off the equator. The seed has a 1. Grassia Culture It prefers deep and sandy, not subject to flooding ground, with not so deep underground sheets of water. It tolerates modified, clayish ground well and it is often found in spiny forests sharing its habitat with various species of trees. It normally grows on open plains or on deforested land , frequently found on disturbed land, in areas with well defined rainy seasons, normally on low lands.

Jose A. Grassia The seeds take about a year to germinate and the plants are fast growers if given enough water. Is the most cold resistant of all Acrocomias, tolerating frost without damage.



Acrocomia Acrocomia is a genus of palms, native to the Neotropics , ranging from Mexico in the north, through Central America and the Caribbean , through South America south to Argentina. Acrocomia is a genus of spiny, pinnate-leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems; the species bears branched inflorescences. The unisexual flowers. Fruit are large, single-seeded, vary in colour from yellow, to orange, to brown. Acrocomia aculeata Lodd.


Acrocomia aculeata

The seed has a 1. By using this arocomia, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Looks like a protected area from the cold winds. Seedlings can arise with either an entire strap leaf leaf, or bifid leaf.

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