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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Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. The species is native to moist environments in south Florida, Central America, and the West Indies, but it does not grow well in calcareous soils such as those found in road rights-of-way, parking lots, and typical built-up landscapes in south and central Acoelorrhaaphe. In the same category.

It grows in low-elevation in swamps and periodically flooded forests in great mounds that erupt from the edges of small islands that dot this “river of grass”. – /dendrology/images/Acoelorrhaphe wrightii/

Fragrant delights Spicy fragrances, honey scents, While the stems are severely deformed, this does not affect the health of the palm. Distribution Native to Southern Florida and the Caribbean in low-elevation, easily inundated areas.

It causes black necrotic, and occasionally translucent yellow-orange, spots on the oldest leaves. The Evolution and Classification of Palms.

Silvery scales on the underside of the leaf blade and visible transverse veinlets. Also see plant cultivation comments below.

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.


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. In Erightii climates, where Ganoderma is a rare problem, this palm is usually disease free. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii close view of single stem covered with fibers and old leaf bases.

Last Updated May idtools. It is the result of long, slender stems spreading out from the clump and the new growth attempting to grow more upward from stems leaning at an angle from the vertical. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Each time this occurs, a new twist in the stem occurs. It is native to Central Americasoutheastern Mexicothe CaribbeanColombiathe Bahamasand extreme southern Florida where it grows in swamps and periodically flooded forests.

In addition, inflorescences of Acoelorrhaphe are longer than its leaves. I have discovered that this palm is not all that great about being transplanted, but don’t know if that is the ‘norm’ or if I am just bad at transplanting. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In calcareous soils, these palms may require additional manganese sulfate to keep them healthy.

Paurotis Palm 1 Timothy K. Department of Agriculture – State of Florida. The petiole has a lobed hastula and is armed with robust teeth that curve upward or downward along both margins. Another nutritional problem that is nearly ubiquitous in paurotis palms in Florida soils is potassium K deficiency. Views Read View source View history.

Leu Gardens Botanist Eric S. Paurotis wrightii Britton See all synonyms of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii. Tree at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. This palm is exceptionally attractive with night-time lighting from below. Pruning of dead leaves or flower or fruit stalks can be done at any time. Back to Acoelorrhaphe index. Also by divisions of clumps.


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Few people are aware of just how large this palm can get, and one often sees it planted in acoelorrhxphe where its going to cause real problems later on. It causes a trunk rot in the lower feet of a stem, and once started, will slowly kill off a clump, one stem at a time Figure 7. This palm will acoelorrhqphe form a large clump. Potassium deficiency also causes premature loss of older leaves and reduces the number of leaves that a palm can support.

Acoelorrhaphe – Wikipedia

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Britton Serenoa arborescens Sarg. The stems are covered with fibers and persistent leaf bases.

The leaf petiole is 1—1. Views Read Edit View history. Its very informal appearance make it perfect near highways, buffer strips around parking lots and used to accent in an expanse of lawn. Acoelofrhaphe it online in 5-litre pots 50 cm in height or litre pots 60 to 80 cm in height.