Description. Stems: Solitary, upright, to 20 m tall and 60 cm in diameter, ringed with oblique to undulating leaf scars. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, to 10 m long, . Jul 26, The Corozo Palm Attalea cohune is a prolific, and at times dominant, species in humid lowland biomes of Central America. The eastern. any info on cold/dry heat/ Attalea cohune? thanks guys.

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Attalea cohune – Useful Tropical Plants

The ,5 m long inflorescences come out between the leaves, initially erect, then hanging, due to the weight of the fruits and are formed by a central axis rachisfrom which depart several lateral floriferous branches rachillaebearing flowers of cream-white colour, either only male or with some female ones at the base and male at the apex. The Attalea rostrata along with an Arenga pinnata survived the freeze but the couple dozen “hardy” Syagrus romanzoffiana nearby were killed along with Archontophoenix cunninghamiana.

Very large palm with undulating rings on the stem, drooping leaflets on a twisted rachis and inflorescences covered by a persistent, woody, grooved bract. I have a seedling growing from seeds collected in Costa Rica. Nutritional value of various mixtures of vegetable oil-seed proteins developed to combat protein malnutrition in Latin America. This page was last modified It requires a full sun exposition on draining soils, possibly sandy, and a great availability of water; it bears even moderately saline soils cogune therefore it may be employed in proximity of the sea.


Cohune palm is considered very disease and pest resistant. Better than 20 feet tall, all leaves still, shade in the morning and full sun in the afternoon.

The cohune palm propagates by seeds. Cohune palms make a dramatic statement in areas containing large open space. Posted 14 Jun The cohune palm is believed to be the hardiest palm choune the genus Attalea. The palms are usually tall up to 20 mand the fruits grow in bunches measuring about 1 m in atyalea and weighing kg. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits.

There were also nearby clumps of Phoenix reclinata that had most of the stems killed back.

Attalea cohune – Wikipedia

This giant palm is perfect for tropical or subtropical climates, in a large yard, Mediterranean style mansion, or along boulevards or driveways. Attalea cohune in the landscape. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

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Cohune Palm

Attalea cohune was last modified: Young Attalea palms appear to have 10 m long leaves growing directly from the soil before the stem emerges. Corozo Attalea cohune seed and oil meal.

You’ll find photos in this thread:. The growth rate of the cohune palm can be increased significantly with regular fertilizer applications.

Create an account or sign in to comment You need cphune be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. The fruits are ovoid or ellipsoid, cm long, with a diameter of cm, of yellowish-brown colour and contain from one to three seeds. Best for Florida, though. Last Updated May idtools. Orbignya cohune Dahlgren ex Standl.


They go completely dormant without water.

Photograph courtesy of Montgomery Botanical Center http: I’ve seen a lot of them on the Pacific side there. The seeds of the cohune palm yield cohune oil which is used extensively as a lubricant, for cooking, soap making and lamp oil. Additional comments Attalea is a large genus that combines several previously separate genera including Maximiliana, Orbignya and Sheelea. The freeze had 2 nights at F. My seedling has dried out completely on numerous occasions since I pretty much neglect it.

Steve, Gary Woods up at the soon-to-be-history South Coast Palms has some gigantic Attalea up at his place, but I’m not sure which one. Frond damage at F, not exactly a great palm for California but if’s gonna grow anywhere, I would think inland San Diego would be great.

You can definitely grow Attalea cohune in inland Southern California provided you have a spot that doesn’t get severe freezes and you can give it a ton of water.

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