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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Started by chris7813 Titai List several palms including 5 Acrocomia spp. Native to, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay. Taken on the waterfront of Corrientes, Argentina.

Acrocomia – Wikipedia

Interesting website with range maps for economically important plants. Fruits brownish green, globose, cm diam. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Also, has it always taken the hot Phoenix sun with no problem? I wish I had several more planted but just didn’t realize how nice they are until owning this one. Acrocomia aculeata Scientific classification Kingdom: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. It is a much better looking palm than the queen palms that people try to grow here.

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The seeds take about a year to germinate and the plants are fast growers if given enough water. I’ve got around 20 or so Minors of differing sizes in my landscape.

Is the most cold resistent of all Acrocomiastolerating frost without damage. The other two show no damage, and took low teens last winter with light damage this is consistent with the species when mature, so I am told. Wanted – Acrocomia totai seed or seedlings. Redland Nursury in Homestead fl shows the a. Search the web for more information: And maybe one of the aculeata?

Acrocomia totai Species Information

Posted 15 Oct I guess officially 2 now?? What a great palm!!!! It might be the cool temps. The leave rachis, also spiny on both sides, has more thancm long and cm wide, reduplicate, several-ranked and bifid tip leaflets. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages. Acrocomia totai on the right. Good to hear from totzi Chris Rod and Phil, It is one of my favorites also.


Leaves bases are entire, spiny and have indument.

Present in sandy soils of lowlands pampas of the north of Argentina. Although it is nowadays mainly used for cosmetics, soaps and bio-diesel, in acrocommia cultures it was a source of food, beverages, clothing, fibers, threads, cattle food, oils and margarine, needles, firewood and charcoal. Acrocomia is a genus of spinypinnate -leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems.

By Turtlesteve Made an interesting totxi this week.

Attempting to identify them from photos at this size would be a futile effort. This page has been accessed 17, times.