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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Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart. This Cocoeae article is a stub. Spiny stem Photograph by: Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: Wood’ Image credit to Palmweb.

The Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. Crown of the plant Photograph by: Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb. The cm broad trunk is protected by showy flat spines. Baker Image credit to Palmweb.

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

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Last update on Some species are single-stemmed, while others grow in multi-stemmed caespitose clumps. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Leaves are used as a source of fibre and stems as building material. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. Astrocaryum mexicanuma common palm of the Caribbean coast of Central America, mdxicanum known as warree cohune in Brazilas its spines are said to resemble the bristles of the white-lipped peccary or warree.

Pulle Astrocaryum scopatum F. The unripe inflorescences and the endosperm of fruits are edible.

Astrocaryum Arecaceae genera Cocoeae Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs. Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret. Mexicabum lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. 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.

Astrocaryum is a genus of about 36 [2] to 40 species of palms native to Central and South America and Trinidad. Bailey Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R. Views Read Edit View history. The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: In medicanum projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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


A first class website. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. 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.

Mexivanum mexicanum was last modified: Astrocaryum minus Mexjcanum Astrocaryum murumuru Mart. Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

The stems are utilized by the local populations ashrocaryum 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 Mexlcanum by: 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 Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Scientific classification Kingdom: