Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr Clump at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. September 25, Origin and Habitat: Central America. Genus: Acoelorrhaphe Habitat and Distribution. Acoelorraphe wrightii is Native to Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a pretty hardy clumping fan palm native to Florida and Central America which can make a excellent specimen palm in.

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Clustering, upright stems to 6 m tall and cm in diameter, covered with old leaf bases and fibers that gradually fall with age. – /dendrology/images/Acoelorrhaphe wrightii/

Palmateinduplicatewith blade divided more than half its length by numerous, stiff, narrow segments. Upper leaf surface, bright green; undersurface, silvery; leaftips bifid. The petiole has a lobed hastula and is armed with robust teeth that curve upward or downward along both margins. Wrjghtii are small, creamy white and bisexual.


Acoelorrhaphe wrightii | Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Fruits are small Erect, clustering fan palms found in or near brackish swamps; robust teeth along petiole margins. Silvery scales on the underside of the leaf blade and visible transverse veinlets.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is erect with a acoelorhraphe taller and more slender stem than the occasionally upright Serenoa repens. The marginal teeth of the Serenoa ‘s petiole are much smaller. In addition, inflorescences of Acoelorrhaphe are longer than its leaves.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii has been described as both ” palmate ” and “minorly costapalmate. Common name Everglades palm, paurotis palm.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

May be confused with Serenoa repens: Distribution Native to Southern Florida and the Caribbean in low-elevation, easily inundated areas. Additional comments Acoelorrhaphe wrightii has been described as both ” palmate ” and “minorly costapalmate.

Scientific name Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Griseb. Wendland Paurotis arborescens Sargent O. Cook Paurotis androsana O.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii close view of single stem covered with fibers and old leaf bases. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii underside of leaf with transverse veins visible mm scale.


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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii clustering palm with inflorescences in the landscape. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii close view of leaf blade undersurface, attached to petiole.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii marginal teeth on petiole mm scale. Photograph courtesy of Mariana P. Last Updated May idtools.