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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It is a much better looking palm than the queen palms that people try to grow here. Ive looked around- this is a rare palm torai least in the nurserys. Did I mention he also has a two story tall seed grown avocado? It might be the cool temps.

Seedlings can arise with either an entire strap leaf leaf, or bifid leaf.

Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. Would you be willing rotai post a picture of Russ’s Acrocomia? Wanted – Acrocomia totai seed or seedlings. Great that you are growing this species.

Unfortunately is hard to germinate. Privacy policy About Pacsoa Disclaimers. I guess officially 2 now?? All of my acrocomia’s have recovered nicely A. There is one at the bamboo farm in Savannah that has taken 13F and is still kicking. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages.


Acrocomia totai – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

I’ve had my largest Minor for eight years and was fortunate that it transplanted successfully at the end of As many other palm tree species, every part of Acrocomia totai was and is still used throughout America. Click on the edit tab above and play around. If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. The unisexual flowers ; female flowers are born near the base acrocomiw the inflorescence, while male flowers are borne towards the tips.

They look like the Dade City form of A. The leave rachis, also spiny on both sides, has more thancm long and cm wide, reduplicate, several-ranked and bifid tip leaflets. Gotai they haven’t ever seeded yet.

It prefers deep and sandy, not subject to flooding ground, with not so deep underground sheets of water. By Turtlesteve Made an interesting observation this week.

Acrocomia totai after 18F

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. This page has been accessed 17, times. People say you can’t grow queen palms in Charleston all the time, yet Contents 1 Common Names: It is one of my favorites also.

Posted 14 Oct Thanks not Jubea x Syagrus. My Acrocomia is one of my favorite palms, it take heat, sun, wind, drought, and still looks good. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. It sprouted at the base of 2 Queen Palms that were about 10 ft tall and had several years on it. This often rubs the spines off the trunk giving it a mostly smooth trunk. The grugru nut, while very hard, can be sliced into thin circles to be sanded and worn as rings.


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The bananas at the bottom of the pic were about 10ft tall. Not citrus, but a palm. But after a long warm summer it grew back all its leaves and is back to normal. Theres a IPS memeber in Phoenix city, Arizona that i think can have some from seeds i sent him years ago.

The mesocarp is fleshy, yellowish and abundant, very rich in oils. Posted 18 Oct I saw Acrocomia totai growing as wild in pure fine sand poor soils near the Parana river, red soil also, and some cultivated in my city grow well in claysh somewhat heavy soil without problem.

It has been suggested that grugru nuts, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture of biodiesel.