Syagrus flexuosa

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 Syagrus flexuosa subsp. var.  Acuma, Palmito do campo
Habit: palm-cycad
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Width: to
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Height: 7 ft to 15 ft
Width: 7 ft to 15 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cocos flexuosa, Mart. St. SM2 ft. high, 2-3J^ in. diam., arcuate-ascending, naked just above the base, thence densely clothed with dead petiole bases: Lvs. lax, 3-6 ft. long; petiole flat above, arcuate, at first tomentose, later smooth; rachis abruptly narrowed above the insertion of the lowest lf.-segm., thence linear-filiform at the apex, excurrent; segms. 70-90 on each side, rigid in opposite groups, the middle 10-14 in. long, ⅓in. wide, the upper 4 in. long, 1/12in. wide: spadix long-peduncled and rather loose. Brazil.—Cult. in northern greenhouses. Similar in habit to S. plumosa, but with more finely cut Lvs., and in S. Eu. considered to stand more frost. Probably the C. flexuosa planted in this country is not the true species C. flexuosa of Martius, but of Hort., a hardy form of C. Romanzoffiana, Cham., which latter according to the late Barbosa-Rodriguez is a polymorphic species including, besides this flexuosa type, all our garden forms known as C. plumosa, Hook., C. coronata, Hort., not Mart., C. botryophora, Hort., C. Datil, Griseb. & Drude, and C. australia, Mart. The foregoing description has been drawn from Martius and not from cult, specimens. The true C. flexuosa of Martius is a slender-stemmed palm from tropical Brazil.CH

The true C. australis of Martius is native in Paraguay; it is like C. plumosa in appearance but hardier.CH

Another species description that is actually S. flexuosa: Cocos campestris, Mart. St. 8-10 ft. high, thickened, scaly: Lvs. spreading-recurved, rigid, 3-4½ ft. long; rachis elevated, triangular above, convex below; segms. narrowly lanceolate, 30-40 on each side, obtuse at the apex and shortly cordate-acuminate: spadix about 2½ ft. long, with 10-14 branches. Brazil.—Hardier than C. nucifera, but scarcely known in cult, in N. Amer. Perhaps hardy as far north as N. C. CH

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