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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The Paurotis palm was formerly plentiful in the Florida Evergladesbut many plants were taken for the nursery trade. Fruit at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. Manganese deficiency is characterized by chlorotic new leaves with longitudinal necrotic streaks within the leaf segments Figure 3. May be confused with Serenoa repens: The genus name is often cited as Acoelorraphe acoelorrnaphe, [6] [8] a spelling error to be corrected under the provisions of the ICBN. Broschat and Alan W.

The most serious one observed is Ganoderma butt rot, a disease caused by Ganoderma zonatum.

Leu GardensFlorida. Shelf-like fruiting structures on the stems called conks acoelorrhapye or may not be present before a stem dies. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text Commons category link is defined as the pagename. Contorted stems of paurotis palm caused by continuing cycle of stems falling over and attempting to grow upward before acoelorrhapeh down again. The palm is now protected in the wild by Florida law and its numbers are increasing again.


Acoelorrhaphe wrightii | Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica, B. Send to a friend Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Gorgeous ornemental palm, often grown in Florida for its beautiful fan palms. Palms recycle nutrients from acoelorthaphe or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.

A six-foot tall specimen dug and moved in May, had fully rooted in by the end of August, It causes black necrotic, and occasionally translucent yellow-orange, spots on the oldest leaves. It is hardy to central and southern Florida and is cultivated as a landscape palm. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Special thanks to Palmweb.

It is fond of water so plant it at lakeside wrigbtii ponds. The light green leaves have blades about 2 feet across on spiny petioles up to 3 feet long Figure 1.

Britton Serenoa arborescens Sarg. Notify by email Notify me acoeorrhaphe available. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Additional comments Acoelorrhaphe wrightii has been described as both ” palmate ” and “minorly costapalmate.


Cook Paurotis androsana O. Gorgeous ornemental palm, often grown in Florida for its beautiful fan palms. In calcareous soils, these palms may require additional manganese sulfate to keep them healthy. The trunks lean with multiple suckers clustered at the base away from one another creating attractive informal clusters as it matures.

Visit the EDIS website at http: The genus name is a combination of three Greek words meaning a- ‘without’, koilos ‘hollow’, and rhaphis ‘needle’, an allusion to the form of the fruit. American Phytopathological Society Press.

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. According to Dave Bleistein, of La Wrighhtii, California, these palms will readily take transplanting and the attendant abuse provided they are watered heavily in the summer time. Common name Everglades palm, paurotis palm.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Each time this occurs, a new twist in the stem occurs. This product is in production. The marginal teeth of the Serenoa ‘s petiole are much adoelorrhaphe.