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Useful Tropical Plants

Syagrus sancona

(Kunth) H.Karst.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Butia argentea (Engel) Nehrl.

Calappa sancona (Kunth) Kuntze

Cocos argentea Engel

Cocos chiragua (H.Karst.) Becc.

Cocos sancona (Kunth) Hook.f.

Oenocarpus sancona (Kunth) Spreng.

Oreodoxa sancona Kunth

Palma sancona (Kunth) Kunth

Platenia chiragua H.Karst.

Syagrus argentea (Engel) Becc.

Syagrus chiragua (H.Karst.) H.Wendl.

Syagrus ecuadorensis Becc.

Syagrus tessmannii Burret

Common Name:

Syagrus sancona
Growing as a street tree
Photograph by: Alejandro Bayer Tamayo
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General Information

Syagrus sancona is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm that can grow from 7 - 30 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 20 - 30cm in diameter; it is topped by a crown of 8 - 16, dark green leaves that can each be up to 3.5 metres long[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its stems. It is widely grown as an ornamental in parks and large gardens.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Lowland to premontane forest, gallery forest, and also commonly left in pastures when the forest is cleared; usually in drier and more seasonal regions; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Succeeds in the tropics and the subtropics, being able to tolerate occasional light frosts when temperatures fall to -2°c[
423
Title
Desert Tropicals
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The main focus of the site is succulent plants, but it also contains information on a wide range of other species. Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation.
].
The plant can take full sun from an early age[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
]. Extremely easy to grow in a wide variety of conditions, established plants are drought resistant[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are used for fencing and as pipes for transporting water[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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