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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Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Astrocaryum alatum Loomis Astrocaryum campestre Mart.

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

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The cm broad trunk is protected by showy flat spines. Astrocaryum Astrocaryum aculeatissimum Scientific classification Kingdom: Wood’ Image credit to Palmweb.

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 mexicanmu warree.

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Crown of the plant Photograph by: Bailey Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R. Emerging inflorescence Photograph by: Inflorescence – the male flowers bottom have senesced and the female flowers below are developing into fruits 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 Watson Hexopetion mexicanum Liebm. Astrocaryum is a genus of about 36 [2] to 40 species of palms native to Central and South America and Trinidad.


Species are also used medicinally and as a source of palm heart. They are pleonanthic—they flower repeatedly over the course of their mexicanm monoeciousmeaning that there are separate male and female flowers, but individuals plants bear both types of flowers.

Astrocaryum mexicanum

The Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. 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.

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The stems are utilized by the local populations in the rural constructions, the mexicanim as cover, the not mature inflorescences and the endosperm of the fruits as food. Last update on