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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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 acrockmia problem. This is a species from dry grassland savannahs, open forests, or low montane environments, it should be grown in open sunny positions.

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Not sure how they qualify the point locations. Mmm, they seem to do OK in the heavier soils in South Texas, though there aren’t that many of them. Posted 16 Oct Fruits brownish green, globose, cm diam.

I saw an extremely healthy Acrocomia in those very red soils near Sao Paolo. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. This often rubs the spines off the trunk giving it a mostly smooth trunk. I wish I had several more planted but just didn’t realize how nice they acrocokia until owning this one.


Perhaps I could plant ten or so along the property line These were freezes with high gale force winds so you had significant windchill. Membership Bookstore Latest Help Links. Anone know of a source of the form that was formerly known as A.

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Posted 17 Oct Sabal causarium or something else? Acrocomia is a genus of palms which is native to the Neotropicsranging from Mexico in the north, through Central America and the Caribbeanand through South America south toati Argentina. As far as I know these are the northern most ones in North America. I just planted my small Acrocomia aculeata and was concerned about it’s cold hardiness.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Photo by Dieter Oberlaender. They look a lot like queen palms, but the trunks on younger trees are loaded with spines Fruit are large, single-seeded, and vary totau colour from yellow, to orange, to brown.

All of my acrocomia’s have recovered nicely A. Totai Palm Cold Hardiness Zone: The seeds take about a year to germinate and the plants are fast growers if given enough water. Interesting website with range maps for economically important plants.


Redland Nursury in Homestead fl shows the a. Is the most cold resistent of all Acrocomiastolerating frost without damage. Native to, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay.

Acrocomia totai Species Information

Spiny and handsome palm from South America which produces seeds as hard as stones which are not at all easy to germinate.

Apparently it has not flowered yet. I have three supposed Sabal causarium planted out right now These nuts, which are acrkcomia hard as to accrocomia difficult to break with a heavy hammer, are crushed to a pulp by the powerful beak of this macaw. The trunk of the palm can also be ‘milked’ to yield a fermented alcoholic beverage known as coyol wine.