Monday, March 4, 2013
New Corozo palm seeds available
A small to medium-sized, clustering palm native to the understorey of seasonally dry forests on the Pacific coast in Ecuador. If forms slender stems to 8 cm in diameter. The slightly plumose leaves hold up to 65 wedge-shaped leaflets that are attractively clustered in small groups. The stem, leafsheath and rachis are covered in black spines. An attractive and easily grown palm for the tropics that resembles A. horrida (= A. aculeata) but is readily told apart by its clustering habit.