Aiphanes aculeata

Synonymy: Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia caryotifolia Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador
Common names: Coyure palm, aculeata palm Conservation status: Unknown

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Spiny but attractive palm popular with the Victorians. 
Beautiful small palm from South America, ideal for conservatory or home.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 2001, Michael Calonje; taken in habitat in Colombia. Middle and bottom photos copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; two middle photos taken at Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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