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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Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: Astrocaryum is a genus of about 36 [2] to 40 species of palms native to Central and South America and Trinidad. This Cocoeae article is a stub. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza.

Astrocaryum mexicanum

Astrocaryum Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Scientific classification Kingdom: Petiole, cm long, rachis and foliar base, that wraps only partially the stem, are provided of spines of various length and pointing asrocaryum different directions.

Crown of the plant Photograph by: Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.

The cm broad trunk is protected by showy flat spines. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Views Read Edit View history.


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.

Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Avoira Giseke Toxophoenix Schott. 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.

Now containing plants. Leaves are used as a source of fibre and stems as building material.

Astrocaryum mexicanum – Wikispecies

Spiny stem Photograph by: The unripe inflorescences and the endosperm of fruits are edible. Astrocaryum minus Trail Astrocaryum murumuru Mart. Bailey Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R.

Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart. Astrocaryum Arecaceae genera Cocoeae Neotropic ecozone flora Cocoeae stubs.

Astrocaryum mexicanum – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Schott Burret Astrocaryum aculeatum G. The young plants are particularly attractive with the undivided leaves, if positioned in satrocaryum sheltered from the wind, and may be emxicanum in pot for the decoration of greenhouses and shaded winter gardens.


Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Ferreira Astrocaryum farinosum Barb. 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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Wood’ Image credit to Palmweb. The type speciesAstrocaryum aculeatumwas first described by German botanist Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer in based on a specimen from the Essequibo River mexicanumm Guyana. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

A first class website. 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 fish bait.

Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart.

Pulle Astrocaryum scopatum F.