Acrocomia aculeata

Synonymy: Some consider several recognized species of Acrocomia as variants of A. aculeata Distribution: Martinique and Dominican Republic
Common names: Macaw palm Conservation status: Unknown

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Large adult in cultivation in Florida


Closeup of spines on trunk and leaf-bases; photos taken in Jamaica

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geri Prall, Prall's Palm Tree Gardens, southwest Florida. Second and third photos courtesy and copyright 1999-2000 by Frank Streeter of Kapoho Palms, Pahoa, HI.

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