Oenocarpus mapora

Synonymy: Oenocarpus panamanus; two subspecies are named: O. mapora ssp. mapora and O. mapora ssp. dryanderae Distribution: Central and South America
Common names: Don Pedrito's palm Conservation status: Unknown

Adult plant in habitat

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Quite unlike Oenocarpus bataua, it is difficult to believe that the two are related. This is a suckering
species, with several trunks on a mature clump. It is a pretty palm, again with new maroon leaves
on the young plant. Quite fast growing, and, it would seem, easy to care for.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Thailand.

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