Brahea decumbens

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Mexico, Sierra Madre Mountains
Common names: Sierra Madre palm Conservation status: Unknown

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This low growing relative of B. armata has perhaps the bluest leaves of any palm. It comes from Mexico and has a prostrate habit. It is rare in the wild and seeds are difficult to come by, often because the seeds are usually predated by insects.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, CA. Bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; personal collection.

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