|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
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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information on this palm.
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