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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The type speciesAstrocaryum aculeatumwas first described by German botanist Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer in based on a specimen from the Essequibo River in Guyana. Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Astroxaryum. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb.

Watson ; Astrocaryum cohune S. 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 mexicanum

Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Spiny stem Photograph by: Inflorescence – the male flowers bottom have senesced and the female flowers below are developing into fruits Photograph by: Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: The Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. Retrieved from ” https: Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. 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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Petiole, cm long, rachis and foliar base, that wraps only partially the stem, are kexicanum of spines of various length and pointing in different directions. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Views Read Edit View history.

Astrocaryum Arecaceae genera Cocoeae Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs. In other projects Mexicabum Commons Wikispecies. Mdxicanum containing plants. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart. Astrocaryum mexicanum was last modified: Last update on Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in The fruit and seeds of several species are used for human food, oil production and adtrocaryum bait.

Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Schott Burret Astrocaryum aculeatum G. The cm broad trunk is protected by showy flat spines. Leaves are used as a source of fibre and stems as building material. 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.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pulle Astrocaryum scopatum F. Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Bailey Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R. 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.

Astrocaryum mexicanum – Pacsoa

Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. 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 astrocaryu, the rachis, cm long and ,5 cm broad, the terminal ones united, fishtail, with apex truncated and irregularly toothed, dark green above, glaucous below.

Astrocaryum chichon Linden Astrocaryum cohune S.

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