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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Leaves are on relatively short petioles and distinctly half circle with slightly silvery undersides. It is also not too choosy of soil type, growing in nearly solid clay, to sand, and has a high tolerance for salt water.

How to grow Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Place it in full sun, with frequent watering. Another nutritional problem that is nearly ubiquitous in paurotis palms in Florida soils is potassium K deficiency. Immature fruits of paurotis palm.

The Paurotis palm was formerly plentiful in the Florida Evergladesbut many plants were taken for the nursery trade. This palm is exceptionally attractive with night-time lighting from below. American Phytopathological Society Press. May be confused with Serenoa repens: Paurotis palm Acoelorrhaphe wrightii.

Acoelorrhaphe – Wikipedia

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In the spring paurotis palms produce large inflorescences of creamy white flowers that extend well beyond the foliage. The only other nutritional problem that is occasionally seen in paurotis palms is iron Fe deficiency. Tree at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida.

Wendland Botanische Zeitung Clustering, upright stems to 6 m tall and cm in diameter, covered with old leaf bases and fibers that gradually fall with age.

Paurotis Palm 1 Timothy K. While high soil pH is a common cause of Fe deficiency in broadleaf plants, in palms high soil pH is more likely to result in a deficiency of Mn than of Fe.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii ‘Azul’

Back to Palms Wtightii Cycads Encyclopedia index. In chronic cases the entire canopy will be this color Figure 5. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica, B. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii marginal teeth on petiole mm scale. However this palm a will tolerate occasional dryness if not very prolonged and can even thrives in poor, dry soils, but do better when grown in nutrient-rich soils with regular watering. Palmateinduplicatewith blade divided more than half its length by numerous, stiff, narrow segments.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, the silver saw palmetto

Prices and availability can be found on our price lists: Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

This specimen had a trench dug to about 12″ deep and acoelorrhaphf from the trunk all around its base about nine months before the final move. After several feet of new growth appears, the affected stems often rotate downward under their own weight, then wrlghtii upward growth.


By using wgightii site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Additional comments Acoelorrhaphe wrightii has been described as both ” palmate ” and “minorly costapalmate.

Large quantities acoekorrhaphe 10, per species for nurseries and seed dealers. Paurotis wrightii Britton See all synonyms of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii. Leu Gardens Botanist Eric S.

The trunks lean with multiple suckers clustered at the base away from one another creating attractive informal clusters as it matures.

However, they are native to swampy places acoelorrhapge will do much, much better is watered more heavily, or, even better, sited in a swamp. Visit the EDIS website at http: Paurotis palms are rather slow-growing and are not tolerant of salt spray. Quantity The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

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