Trithrinax acanthocoma

Synonymy: None Distribution: Brazil, Argentina
Common names: Brazilian needle palm, spiny fiber palm Conservation status: Unknown

Adult in habitat

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Thick, stiff, erect, dark green fan-shaped leaves, and a trunk with an incredibly
intricate pattern of leaf bases, it is a stunning sight. Not only that but, at least in the southern half of the
country, it can be considered rather hardy, and certainly grows well and actually looks happy in the English
garden. Rich, moist soil and plenty of water in dry weather, it does best in full sun, but can also
accommodate shade. As a conservatory palm, it is perfect.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Bottom photo courtesy University of Florida-IFAS.

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