Diodosperma burity H.Wendl.
Trithrinax biflabellata Barb.Rodr.
Trithrinax schizophylla is an evergreen palm with one to a few unbranched stems that have hard spines 5 - 15cm long at their tops. Growing 2 - 6 metres tall and 7 - 12cm in diameter, the stems are topped by a crown of 10 - 25 leaves[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of materials.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, central Brazil, Bolivia.
Close to rivers in sandy soils[
]. Near watercourses in dry, deciduous thorn forests at elevations below 400 metres[
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A plant of the tropics and subtropics, it can tolerate several degrees of frost and hot season temperatures up to 45°c[
Succeeds in full sun to light shade, preferring some shade when young and more sun as it grows larger[
]. Prefers a moist, sandy soil[
Plants have a relatively fast rate of growth[
The leaves are used for thatching[
The leaves are used for making baskets and hats[
The stems are used in constructing traditional houses[
Seed - the small, round seeds are difficult to germinate. They need some cool during the night for good germination[
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