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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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Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Contorted stems of paurotis palm caused by continuing cycle of stems falling over and attempting to grow upward before falling down again. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii has been described as both ” palmate ” and “minorly costapalmate. Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. The Paurotis palm was formerly plentiful in the Florida Evergladesbut many plants were taken for the nursery trade.

The writhtii is covered with fibrous matting. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

It is the result of long, slender stems spreading out from the clump and the new growth attempting to grow more upward from stems wightii at an angle from the vertical. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat The petioles are armed with small teeth. Potassium deficiency also causes premature loss of older leaves and reduces the number of leaves that a palm can support.


The trunks lean with multiple suckers clustered at the base away from one another creating attractive informal clusters as acoelorrhhaphe matures. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Small quantities 10 seeds per packet for enthusiasts and collectors. The stems are covered with fibers and persistent leaf bases.

In the same category. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a great palm in a boggy spot where the land has been raped, and drainage is not so good.

Acoelorrhaphe – Wikipedia

It is relatively uneffected by high winds, and is somewhat drought tolerant, qcoelorrhaphe can also grow in standing water. It is fond of water so plant it at lakeside and ponds.

Wilting symptoms caused by Ganoderma butt rot in a single stem of paurotis palm. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.

Use a lawnmower to eliminate suckers while they are small. How to grow Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Place it in full sun, with frequent watering. Britton Serenoa arborescens Sarg. Photograph courtesy of Mariana P. There is no acoelorrhapje for this disease, but the practice of cutting out mature stems can encourage the establishment of this disease.


Discover our indoor plants, as well as a choice of contemporary containers: Acoelorrhaphe wrightii marginal teeth on petiole mm scale. It is also not too choosy of soil type, growing in nearly solid clay, to sand, and has a high tolerance for salt water. By seeds that germinate well and are readily available.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

The species is named after the American botanist Charles Wright [9]. The Evolution and Classification of Palms. Last Updated May idtools.

This product is in production. Prefers full sun but will tolerate low light. The fruit is pea -sized, starting orange and acoelorrhsphe to black at maturity. Generously illustrated with more than photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical acoelorraphe. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii clustering palm with inflorescences in the landscape.

Longitudinal necrotic streaking characteristic of mild manganese deficiency on paurotis palm.