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Astrocaryum mexicanum is a solitary-stemmed, evergreen palm tree, usually growing – 6 metres tall, exceptionally to 8 metres. The unbranched stem can be. Homotypic. Hexopetion mexicanum (Liebm. ex Mart.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem (). Heterotypic. Astrocaryum rostratum Hook.f., Bot. Common Names: Choco Palm. Habitat: Rainforests of Mexico and Central America. Description: A smaller growing palm to about m with.

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Spiny stem Photograph by: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The cm broad trunk is protected by showy flat spines. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Wood’ Image credit to Palmweb.

Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: Astrocaryum minus Trail Mecicanum murumuru Mart. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Astrocaryum is a genus of spiny palms with pinnately compound leaves—rows of leaflets emerge on either side of the axis of the leaf in a feather-like or fern-like pattern. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Last update on The stems are utilized by the local populations in the rural constructions, the leaves as cover, the not mature inflorescences and the endosperm of the fruits as food.

Inflorescence – the male flowers bottom have senesced and the female flowers below are developing into fruits Photograph by: This Cocoeae article is a stub. Very ornamental palm, but to utilize far from places of passage and of rest due to the dangerous spines on the stem and also due to the fruits that while falling on the soil may represent a danger.

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Astrocaryum is a genus of about 36 [2] to 40 species of palms native to Central and South America and Trinidad. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart.

Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in Astrocaryum chichon Linden Astrocaryum cohune S. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret. The young plants are particularly attractive with the undivided leaves, if positioned in sites sheltered from the wind, and may be kept in pot for the decoration of greenhouses and shaded winter gardens. Pulle Astrocaryum scopatum F. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb. Now containing plants.

Astrocaryum mexicanum

Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Leaves are used as a source of fibre and stems as building material.

Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. ,exicanum entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Petiole, cm long, rachis and foliar mexifanum, that wraps only partially the stem, are provided of spines of various length and pointing in different directions. Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart.

Bailey Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R. Views Read Edit View history. The unripe inflorescences and the endosperm of fruits are edible. Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm. They are pleonanthic—they flower repeatedly over the course of their lifespan—and monoeciousmeaning that there are separate male and female flowers, but individuals plants bear both types of flowers. Apparently simple leaves, or irregularly divided in the young plants, pinnate in the adult ones, up to about 2 m long, with pairs of alternate leaflets, linear with acuminate apex, regularly arranged on a same level along the rachis, cm long and ,5 cm broad, the terminal ones united, fishtail, with apex truncated and irregularly toothed, dark green above, glaucous below.


The Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. It requires fertile and perfectly draining soils, acidic to neutral, maintained constantly humid, but without stagnations, a shaded position during the first years of growth, then from slight shade to full sun when adult.

The fruit and seeds of several species are used for human food, oil production and fish bait.

Tropicos | Name – !Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. ex Mart.

The type speciesAstrocaryum aculeatumwas first described by German botanist Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer in based on a specimen from the Essequibo River in Guyana. Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Schott Burret Astrocaryum aculeatum G.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Crown of the plant Photograph mexocanum Astrocaryum mexicanuma common palm of the Caribbean coast of Central America, is known as warree cohune in Brazilas its spines are said to resemble the bristles of the white-lipped peccary or warree.

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