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Define Acrocomia mexicana. Acrocomia mexicana synonyms, Acrocomia mexicana pronunciation, Acrocomia mexicana translation, English dictionary definition. Accepted Scientific Name: Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. ex Mart. Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: () Mart. Synonyms: Acrocomia mexicana Karw. ex Mart. Production of “vino de coyol” (palm sap wine) from Acrocomia mexicana( Arecaceae) was observed in Honduras. Trees are selected, felled, and tapped by .

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Sweet Acrocomia lasiospatha Mart. However on closer inspection, the copious spines on most forms, along with the plumose character of the leaves, give its true identity away even to the relatively uninformed. Special thanks to Palmweb.

They are much slower-growing in Mediterranean climates like Southern California, but will thrive with plenty of water. It is time to replant the palm gorgeous, extremely rapid growth and capable of withstanding a “Lent” severe without watering.

Acrocomia aculeata magnified view of leaflet lower surface with silvery hairs mm scale. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This genus was revised inwhen the number of species was reduced from about 30 to 2. The spherical fruits 2. Despite its endemism, this palm has been massively removed from areas where it once grew in abundance, these flat lands of the Great Earth have been largely cleared for the benefit of agriculture, livestock, housing and other human activity. All the former species with upright, above ground stems are now included in A.


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As a juvenile, with its sharp and plentiful spines, it can present a hazard to children and pets, not to mention, the well caring gardener. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Acrocomia aculeata spines on mature stem.

However, we will stick to botanical nomenclature in that Acrocomia karukerana is not considered a separate species, but as a simple variation of the population within Acrocomia aculeata. Nevertheless, it is unfortunately now on the verge of extinction as their numbers are reduced. Its other uses include, Medicinal and Veterinary: Acrocomia aculeata close view of leaflet lower surface and spines along leaf rachis.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Erect, solitary palms with sharp, black spines in rings on the stem; the stem sometimes with persistent leaf bases attached and often swollen or spindle-shaped; leaflets plumose.


These nuts, which are so hard as to be difficult to break with a heavy hammer, are crushed to a pulp by the powerful beak of this macaw. Petioles of the leaves are also covered with spines. Switch to new thesaurus. It has been suggested that grugru nuts, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture of biodiesel.

According to informants in Orlando, Acrocomia can reach 30 feet 10 m tall in about 5 – 10 years. Additional comments Because it has abundant black spines, Acrocomia aculeata is not likely to be confused with Syagrus romanzoffianathe queen palm, but in the landscape the general appearance of the two species is similar.


Ornamental, Cosmetics, Animal Food, and also the palm heart is eaten. The naturalist on the River Amazons.

Spiny inflorescences up to 2 m long are mexicanaa by a woody spathe and branched to one order. Primera observacion del comportamiento defensivo por muerte simulada de la hormiga Ectatomma ruidum Roger, Formicidae, Ponerinae.

Acrocomia aculeata – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Acrocomia aculeata adult palms in the landscape MBC mexicaa However, it makes a much more attractive specimen with adequate water. It would almost be an endemic form.

In any climate, avoid placing where they might get bumped into by sensitive people. The trunk of the palm can also be mexicama to yield a fermented alcoholic beverage known as coyol wine.

Present in all semi-dry to tropical America, Acrocomia aculeata has not failed to colonize the West Indies. Acrocomia aculeata close view of fibers and spines on stem. At emxicana time, due to the previously mentioned variabilty, there were 2 dozen described species.