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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They are two at my friends house here in historic Charleston, but they have not set seed yet. Click on the edit tab above and play around.

It is one of my favorites also. Shows a cold tolerance of 26 degrees. There is a a couple of them about 80 miles south of Jax in Deland FL that survived the s freezes. Acrocomia Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: Views Read Edit View history.

It has a spiny, black trunk, 10 m.

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The bananas at the bottom of the pic were about 10ft tall. No wind chill to speak of but several degreez above AZ low. 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.


Acrocomia totai can tolerate freezing temperatures to about It is a much better looking palm than the queen palms that people try to grow here. People say you can’t grow queen palms in Charleston all the time, yet I’ve planted a number of Acrocomia seedlings and small plants and they just die.

I suspect that my clay soil is the problem. Acrocomia totai on the right. Photo by Dieter Oberlaender.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Mexico, and southern Brasil, All survived the 2 weeks of freezes and 21F we endured in This is the cold-hardiest form of Acrocomia aculeata.

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Wanted – Acrocomia totai seed or seedlings. This page was last modified on 11 Novemberat It has been suggested that grugru nuts, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture of biodiesel. Gastrococos Morales Acanthococos Barb.


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I think Acrocomias can tolerate any cold, lower temps. I have three supposed Sabal causarium planted out right now The problem so far has been getting them to remain alive for the duration of the Atlantic crossing! The inside of the seed, also called endospermis a dry white filling that has a vaguely sweet taste like coconut when eaten.

Trinidad, Acrocomiw, in the south of Paraguay, near the river Parana.

You can try growing it in an understory position under a tree canopy to help protect the palm from serious cold, but we advise a south-facing ttai where the palm can catch as much of the winter sunshine as is possible. Leo and Deland in Florida.

The flowers are small, produced on a large branched inflorescence 1.