Description. Stems: Solitary, upright, to 20 m tall and 60 cm in diameter, ringed with oblique to undulating leaf scars. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, to 10 m long, . Jul 26, The Corozo Palm Attalea cohune is a prolific, and at times dominant, species in humid lowland biomes of Central America. The eastern. any info on cold/dry heat/ Attalea cohune? thanks guys.

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The adult cohune palm is considered one of nature’s most majestic and dramatic palms and thus is quite popular with collectors. The cohune palm propagates by seeds. The oil is utilized for the production of margarine and in the cosmetics industry; purified, is and excellent lubricant and seems to have also promising characteristics as bio-fuel.

My seedling has dried out completely on numerous occasions since I pretty much neglect it. Without water it simply goes to sleep for long periods of time.

Nutritional value of various mixtures of vegetable oil-seed proteins developed to combat protein malnutrition in Latin America. Better than 20 feet tall, all leaves still, shade in the morning and full sun in the afternoon. I’ve heard growers here in Sarasota say that they believe that Attalea phalerata is the hardiest one.

In cleared tropical deciduous forest, Nayarit State, Mexico. I gave it plenty of water to get started but no irrigation in the last 5 years. Solitary, upright, to 20 m tall and 60 cm in diameter, ringed with oblique to undulating leaf scars. The huge leaves are utilized by the natives for roofing the houses and the pinnulae of the leaves of the young plants are used for fabricating the typical sombreros.

Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. The cohune palm grows well in moist, sandy soils with good drainage.


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Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Sign In Sign Up. The seeds keep forever because they are adapted to lie around in dry dirt and wait for the rainy season to germinate. Even young trees may be planted in areas receiving full sun and cohunes are very resistant to wind damage.

Very large palm aftalea undulating rings on the stem, drooping leaflets on a twisted rachis and inflorescences covered by a persistent, woody, grooved bract.

Special thanks atttalea Palmweb. This giant palm is perfect for tropical or subtropical climates, in a large yard, Mediterranean style mansion, or along boulevards or driveways. The seeds, cleaned and polished, are utilized for trinkets or for realizing small handicrafts.

The Attalew cohune reaches the 15 m with even 9 m long leaves. Those 3 years had temperatures dropping to near 20F. Each cohune fruit may contain seeds. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza.

Up to mm 24″ Leaf Type: Cohune leaves are used as thatching material for roofs. Cohune palm is considered very disease and pest resistant. Navigation menu Couune tools Log in. Diagnostic features Very large palm with undulating rings on the stem, drooping leaflets on a twisted rachis and inflorescences covered by a persistent, woody, grooved bract.

Photograph courtesy of Montgomery Botanical Center http: Attalea cohune is one of the more cold hardy Attalea species. This palm should not be considered an understory to small structures or powerlines with low clearances.

Juvenile palms are uniquely protected from frosts, because the trunk remains underground for many years. Palmisland, those are some cool pics of wild specimens.

Cohune Palm

They go completely dormant without water. Started by Attaleea13 Jun They may have either all staminate flowers or pistillate flowers with a few staminate ones. The Attalea rostrata along with an Arenga pinnata survived the freeze but the couple dozen “hardy” Syagrus romanzoffiana nearby were killed along with Archontophoenix cunninghamiana.


There used to be a large specimen here at Leu Couune. May be confused with Other members of this genus, but few are cultivated ornamentals because of the large size of these palms.

Unfortunately a nearby tree was struck by lightning and it killed the A. Cohune atgalea is a slow grower until its trunk emerges above ground, and then more rapid growth occurs.

Views Read View source View history. Use the giant cohune palm for that dramatic accent in a large landscape. Common name cohune palm.

Attalea cohune, Orbignya cohune – Cohune Palm | PlantVine

Fruits are up to 8 cm long and yellowish brown to golden brown. Attalea is a large genus that combines several previously separate attlaea including Maximiliana, Orbignya and Sheelea.

Young Attalea palms appear to have 10 m long leaves growing directly from the soil before the stem emerges. The Attalea cohune Mart.

There were also nearby clumps of Phoenix reclinata that had most of the stems killed back. An oil palm, usually growing wild, bearing relatively large fruit with a thick hard shell containing one or more kernels. The cohune palm can grow to 90 atalea tall. It had no trunk yet but 20ft leaves and it flowered. Sign in Already have an account?