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 ,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. Fruits are up to 8 cm long and yellowish brown to golden brown.

An oil palm, usually growing wild, bearing relatively large fruit with a thick hard shell containing one or more kernels. There used to be a large specimen here at Leu Gardens. Right to left of Sabal yapa, Sabal mauritiiformis, and Attalea cohune.

Attalea cohune, Orbignya cohune – Cohune Palm | PlantVine

I gave it plenty of water to get started but no irrigation in the last 5 years. Juvenile palms are uniquely protected from frosts, because the trunk remains underground for many years.

Dark Green, Self Cleaning: The resulting oilcake is highly palatable. Photograph courtesy of Montgomery Botanical Center http: Oil plants and by-products Plant products and by-products. Attalea at-tahl-EH-ah cohune koh-hoon’-eh In habitat, Mexico. Fallbrook I was nursing along a seedling outdoors, in a pot, for a few years, but this last winter whacked it.


Register a new account. In cleared tropical deciduous forest, Nayarit State, Mexico. Nutritional value of various mixtures of vegetable oil-seed proteins developed to combat protein malnutrition in Latin America. Distribution Native to forests and disturbed areas of lowland Mexico and Central America. This proves it can take the arid heat, that’s for sure.

Unfortunately a nearby tree was struck by lightning and it killed the A. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. Palmisland, those are some cool pics of wild specimens.

Attalea cohune was last modified: Cohune palm is considered very disease and pest resistant. Photo by Bob Lauri. The seeds keep forever because they are adapted to lie around in dry dirt and cohunf for the rainy season to germinate.

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. It couune a full sun exposition on draining soils, possibly sandy, and a great availability of water; it bears even moderately saline soils and therefore it may be employed in proximity of the sea. Corozo Attalea cohuneoil meal, mechanical extraction. Older names attallea still appear in palm literature or on garden signs. This giant palm is perfect for tropical or subtropical climates, in a large yard, Mediterranean style mansion, or along boulevards or driveways.

Attalea cohune – Monaco Nature Encyclopedia

Sign up for a new account in our cohunee. Corozo, corozo palm, cohune palm. The growth is initially slow. Posted 11 Dec Orbignya cohune Dahlgren ex Standl.


any info on Attalea cohune

Cohune palm is considered an outdoor palm. This page was last modified Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

The heart of the cohune palm, located in the last four feet of the trunk before the base of the leaf stems, is considered a delicacy. The cohune palm grows well in moist, sandy soils with good drainage. The seeds, cleaned and polished, are utilized for trinkets or for realizing small handicrafts. They like a ton of heat which I don’t have, the dry dormant season is equivalent to the dry Summer season in California, so they also need a ton of water to grow.

The Attalea rostrata would defoliate below around 27F but quickly grow back. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Better than 20 feet tall, all leaves still, shade in the morning and full sun in the afternoon.

Attalea cohune

Old names; Orbignya cohune, Orbignya dammeriana, Orbignya guacuyule, Cocos guacuyule, Cocos cocoyule. You can definitely grow Attalea cohune in inland Southern California provided you have a spot that doesn’t get severe freezes and you can attaalea it a ton of water. Cohune palm is a slow grower until its trunk emerges above ground, and then more rapid growth occurs.

The cohune palm can grow to 90 feet tall.