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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Now containing plants. Astrocaryum minus Trail Astrocaryum murumuru Mart. Astrocaryum mexicanum was last modified: Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm.

Astrocaryum chichon Linden Astrocaryum cohune S. The fruit and seeds of several species are used for human food, oil production and fish bait.

Astrocaryum mexicanum – Palms For California

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.

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Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. 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.

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Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Crown of the plant Photograph by: Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Last update on They are pleonanthic—they flower repeatedly over the course of their lifespan—and monoeciousmeaning that there are separate male and female flowers, but individuals astrocxryum bear both types of flowers.

Pulle Astrocaryum scopatum F. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb. Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Astrocaryum Arecaceae genera Cocoeae Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs.

Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart. Watson ; Astrocaryum cohune S.


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Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: Spiny stem Photograph by: 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. Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Schott Burret Astrocaryum aculeatum G. 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.

Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Views Read Edit View history.

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