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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Cohune palms make a dramatic statement in areas containing large open space. Photo by Scott SC. Young Attalea palms appear to have 10 m long leaves growing directly from the soil before the stem cohuhe.

Effect of the corozo palm nut oil meal in the baby chick diet. Inflorescences are branched to one order and are covered by a woody, grooved bract.

Attalea at-tahl-EH-ah cohune koh-hoon’-eh In habitat, Mexico. When it’s above 70F during the day, it will grow.

May be confused with Other members of this genus, but few are cultivated ornamentals because of the large size of these palms. Very large palm with undulating rings on the stem, drooping leaflets on a twisted rachis and inflorescences covered by a persistent, woody, grooved bract. Attalea cohune is one of the more cold hardy Attalea species.

Juvenile palms are uniquely protected from frosts, because the trunk remains underground for many years. The palms are usually tall up to 20 mand the fruits grow in bunches measuring about 1 m in length and weighing kg.

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This giant palm is perfect for tropical or subtropical climates, in a large yard, Mediterranean style mansion, or along boulevards or driveways. Views Read View source View history.

Attalea cohune – Useful Tropical Plants

I have a Cohune at my old place growing in pure beach sand. The Attalea rostrata would defoliate below around 27F but quickly grow back.

Cohune palm chune considered an outdoor palm.

In cleared tropical deciduous forest, Nayarit State, Mexico. Cohune palm is a slow grower until its trunk emerges above ground, and then more rapid growth occurs. The fruits are ovoid or ellipsoid, cm cohne, with a diameter of cm, of yellowish-brown colour and contain from one to three seeds. Attalea attalae was last modified: Up to 10 m 32 ft Leaf Color: The Attalea cohune Mart. Posted 11 Dec Posted 14 Jun The cohune palm can grow to 90 feet tall.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Additional comments Attalea is a large genus that combines several previously separate genera including Maximiliana, Orbignya and Sheelea. Axel, the ones native to Costa Rica are Attalea rostrata.

Synonyms Cocos cocoyule Mart. Fruits are up to 8 cm long and yellowish brown to golden brown. USDA Zones 9 – This page has been accessed 19, times.

The corozo palm nuts are processed chiefly by the soap industries. Common name cohune palm. The oil is utilized for the production of margarine and in the cosmetics industry; purified, is and excellent lubricant and seems dohune have also promising characteristics as bio-fuel.


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Even young trees may be planted in areas receiving full sun and cohunes are very resistant to wind damage. I found seeds on the ground in Nosara, Costa Rica, which is mostly deciduous dry forest, totally defoliated during the dry season, extremely dry and hot, and very wet and green during the rainy season. The ,5 m long inflorescences come out between the 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.

Corozo Attalea cohuneoil meal, mechanical extraction. Retrieved from ” http: The pinnate leaves, mostly bound upwards and up to 9 m long, are of a dark green colour with 0,9 m long pinnulae regularly distributed along the rachis on a same level; the rachis rotates, by its mid length, placing the pinnulae on a vertical level.

any info on Attalea cohune

There were also nearby clumps of Phoenix reclinata that had most of the stems killed back. The seeds, cleaned and polished, are utilized for trinkets or for realizing small handicrafts. The freeze had 2 nights at F.