(Grisebach & H. Wendland) H. Wendland ex Beccari
|Synonymy: Acoelorraphe arborescens (Sargent) Beccari; Paurotis wrightii (Grisebach & H. Wendland) Britt.||Distribution: South Florida, Bahama Islands, West Indies|
|Common names: Everglades palm, paurotis palm, madeira palm||Conservation status: Not threatened|
In habitat in Florida
Typical clump of paurotis palms
Common in Florida's everglades, it is a clump-forming species, with, typically, a few taller trunks towering
above the others. Neat fan shaped leaves give it an attractive appearance. Cool tolerant and may take a
degree or two of frost. Requires bright light, plenty of water and an acid soil for best results, or use
'Miracid' or similar solution to acidify the soil in high pH areas.
Top photo courtesy and copyright © 1997, Douglas Scofield. Second photo copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden. Bottom two photos courtesy University of Florida-IFAS.
Click here for the Florida distribution map of this palm.
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information on this palm.
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