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Aiphanes caryotifolia

Classification

Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Aiphanes
                        Specie: Aiphanes caryotifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered position

Features: Arching fronds; yellow flowers; red fruit clusters

Uses: Containers Tropical gardens

Zones: 11-12

Description: Generally considered the most decorative Aiphanes species, this is native to Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. It can grow to 30 ft (9 m) or more in height, with a straight trunk about 4 in (10 cm) in diameter covered quite densely with spines up to

Growth Habit: Trunk crowned by arching fronds

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