Oenocarpus bataua

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: South America
Common names: Milpesos palm Conservation status: Uknown

With its huge head of erect leaves like a shuttlecock, and massive inflorescence hanging down like a
horse's tail, this large palm is easily recognized in the wild in its native South America. As an interior
plant its growth is somewhat more modest, but nonetheless spectacular. The new young leaves are
a dark maroon colour, it is vigorous and fast growing, and seems to have no special requirements.

Photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site.

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