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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Special thanks to Palmweb. This page was last modified on 11 Novemberat Seeds are black, round and very hard. Trinidad, Itapua, in the south of Paraguay, near the river Parana.

Posted 16 Oct There are variations ecotypes within the type in the height, size, quantities of spines, leaves and forms of the trunk. As far as I know these are the northern most ones in North America. The plants inhabit a wide variety of climates and situations; in Paraguayfor example, where it is ubiquitous, it is called the coco paraguayo Paraguayan coconuttoti it is much less common in the rest of the world.

Thanks for the info on your Acrocomia.


The naturalist on the River Amazons. I’ll have to wait until the other Acrocomias get a little older to cross polinate.

Markers display observation data. I’ve had my largest Minor for eight years and was fortunate that it transplanted successfully at the end of Yes he has fruiting queens as well Gaston, I heard that it was as cold as C in parts of Corrientes province this winter and that palms such as Phoenix were killed. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Clearly, additional study is warranted to resolve the prickly systematic problems in this genus.

This page was last modified Chris, Great that you are growing this species. Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: So tptai 3rd palm is obviously different from the first two. This one will hold the dead fronds for a long time before shedding. Seeds are black, round and very hard. The species bears branched inflorescences which are located among the leaves.

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This often rubs the spines off the trunk giving it a mostly smooth trunk. This is the cold-hardiest form of Acrocomia aculeata. Yet, around here its possible to see Phoenix and Acrocomka robusta leaves dammaged but none was killed by cold in a place where Chorisia branches had suffered, burning the branches tips so deep to 5 cmts.


And maybe one of the aculeata? Attempting to identify them from photos at this size would be a futile effort. In some areas is found alongside Butias[[www. This page has been accessed 17, times. Endocarp is dark brown to black, hard and mm thick and bears three pores off the equator.

Acrocomia aculeata – Wikipedia

There is one at the bamboo farm in Savannah that has taken 13F and is still kicking. Faith Bishock has a A. Been after a couple of these for a few years now Mexico, and southern Brasil, All survived the 2 weeks of freezes and 21F we endured in Retrieved from ” https: I need more of them Also have a A.

It is one of my favorites also. With this, sure can grow in south of Europe but in England perhaps not because the lack of heat.