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Acrocomia aculeata

Classification

Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Acrocomia
                        Specie: Acrocomia aculeata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, rich soil in a sheltered position

Features: Leaflets on fronds arranged around stem giving brush effect

Uses: Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-12

Description: While capable of growing to around 50?ft (15?m) tall, in some forms the trunk of the macaw palm is much reduced and little more than the head of foliage is seen above ground. The trunk is ringed with the scars of old leaf bases and the bases themselves of

Growth Habit: Variable trunk size with crowded head

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