Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr Clump at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. September 25, Origin and Habitat: Central America. Genus: Acoelorrhaphe Habitat and Distribution. Acoelorraphe wrightii is Native to Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a pretty hardy clumping fan palm native to Florida and Central America which can make a excellent specimen palm in.

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Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii – Palms For California

Visit the EDIS website at http: Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica, B. These clumps tend to be much narrower in diameter at ground level than at the tops- the effect is an inverted triangular-shaped clump. If it weren’t so slow growing, it would be a great landscaping palm for southern California, but it is a pretty rare palm in that area.

Shelf-like fruiting structures on the stems called conks may or may not be present before a stem dies. Seeds from this species It is fond of water so plant it at lakeside and ponds.


Fragrant delights Spicy fragrances, honey scents, May suffer “frizzletop”, a manganese deficiency. Paurotis Palm 1 Timothy K. There is no treatment for this disease, but the practice of cutting out mature stems can encourage the establishment of this disease.

By seeds that germinate well and are readily available. Downloaded on 19 August Erect, clustering fan palms found in or near brackish swamps; robust teeth along petiole margins.

This page was last modified Britton Serenoa arborescens Sarg. Also see plant cultivation comments below.

Last Updated May idtools. It can also be used to create screens or even impenetrable barriers as the clumps mature and merge together.

Write a review Acoelorrhaphe acelorrhaphe Gorgeous ornemental palm, often grown in Florida for its beautiful fan palms. It causes black necrotic, and occasionally translucent yellow-orange, spots on the oldest leaves. – /dendrology/images/Acoelorrhaphe wrightii/

The leaf petiole is 1—1. The trunk is covered with fibrous matting. Its very informal appearance make it perfect near highways, buffer strips around parking lots and used to accent in an expanse of lawn.

The species is named after the American botanist Charles Wright [9]. New product Gorgeous ornemental palm, often grown in Florida for its beautiful fan palms. This palms like to be waterlogged, since their habitat is along riverbeds and in cultivation they appreciates very abundant waterings and is tolerant of standing water too.


They will turn black upon ripening.

The light green leaves have blades about 2 feet across on spiny petioles up to 3 feet long Figure 1. A shade screen patio will provide wrigntii excellent environment for young specimens cultivated in containers which can eventually be planted in a sunny location.

To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. In severe cases, individual stems may die from K deficiency.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.

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