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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Up to 10 m 32 ft Leaf Color: This giant palm is perfect for tropical or subtropical climates, in a large yard, Mediterranean style mansion, or along boulevards or driveways.

The fruits have a pulp with a very pleasant taste and at times are eaten locally; they are, on the contrary, frequently utilized as fodder for the cattle. They may have either all staminate flowers or pistillate flowers with a few staminate ones. The cohune palm can grow to 90 feet tall.

Axel, the ones native to Costa Rica are Attalea rostrata. Fallbrook I was nursing along a cohun outdoors, in a pot, for a few years, but this last winter whacked it. Young Attalea palms appear to have 10 m long leaves growing directly from the soil before the stem emerges. USDA Zones 9 – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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There used to be a large specimen here at Leu Gardens. Attalea cohune is one of the more cold hardy Attalea species.

It was pretty small though. The growth is initially slow.

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Old names; Orbignya cohune, Orbignya dammeriana, Orbignya guacuyule, Cocos guacuyule, Cocos cocoyule. There were also nearby clumps of Phoenix reclinata that had most of the stems killed back. Based on work by Konakid and sl0wn. Posted 11 Dec Sign in Already have an account?

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In cleared tropical deciduous forest, Nayarit State, Mexico. It had no trunk yet but 20ft leaves and it flowered. Attalea cohune was last modified: The Attalea rostrata would defoliate below around 27F but quickly grow back.

The growth rate of the cohune palm can be increased significantly with regular fertilizer applications. Without water it simply goes to sleep for long periods of time.

The ,5 m long inflorescences come out between cihune leaves, initially erect, then hanging, due to the weight of the fruits and are formed by a central axis rachisfrom which depart several lateral floriferous branches rachillaebearing flowers of cream-white colour, either only male or with some female ones at the base and male at the apex.


The resulting oilcake is highly palatable.

Corozo Attalea cohuneoil meal, mechanical extraction Corozo Attalea cohuneseeds. Best for Florida, though. Inflorescences are branched to one order and are covered by a woody, grooved bract.

Distribution Native to forests and disturbed areas of lowland Mexico and Central America.

Corozo Attalea cohuneseeds. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Photo by Scott SC. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Posted 13 Jun Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Views Read View source View history. 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.

Fruits are up to 8 cm long and yellowish brown to golden brown. Corozo Attalea cohune seed and oil meal. This proves it can take the arid heat, that’s for sure. Photo by Bob Lauri. The cohune palm is a valuable source of oil and was one of the most important trees in the Mayan culture.