Barbosa getuliana (Bondar) A.D.Hawkes
Calappa procopiana (Glaz. ex Drude) Kuntze
Cocos getuliana Bondar
Cocos macrocarpa (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.
Cocos procopiana Glaz. ex Drude
Syagrus getuliana (Bondar) Glassman
Common Name: Maria Rosa
Maria rosa is an evergreen, single-stemmed palm tree growing 5 - 10 metres tall. The unbranched bole can be 10 - 20cm in diameter, topped by a crown of 15 - 20, gracefully arching, plumose leaves with curly leaflets[
The edible fruits and seed are gathered from the wild for local use.
The species is confined to Atlantic coastal forest - a habitat that has been severely degraded by human activity. Trees are so sparsely scattered that outcrossing may be seriously limited. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
]. Rocky, sandy soils in seasonal forests[
A plant of the tropics, able to tolerate warm temperate and subtropical conditions[
Requires a sunny position[
]. Grows best in a well drained soil[
Fruit - raw[
]. A fibrous, mucilaginous pulp with a slightly sweet flavour[
]. The fruit is about 8cm long and 6cm wide[
Seed - raw[
Seed - very difficult to germinate, with rates typically about 5%[
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