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Useful Tropical Plants

Syagrus cocoides

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Calappa cocoides Kuntze

Calappa weddellii (Drude) Kuntze

Cocos drudei Becc.

Cocos syagrus Drude

Cocos weddellii Drude

Syagrus brachyrhyncha Burret

Syagrus drudei (Becc.) Becc.

Common Name:

Syagrus cocoides
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Martius, C.F.P. von, Historia Naturalis Palmarum, vol. 2: t. 90 (1839)
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Syagrus cocoides Syagrus cocoides

General Information

Syagrus cocoides is a tall, evergreen, solitary-stemmed palm that can grow 1.3 - 9 metres tall. The usually unbranched stem is 6 - 10cm in diameter, topped by a crown of 14 - 22 leaves each up to 4 metres long on stems 1 - 3 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 as a source of oil.

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 - central and northern Brazil, Guyana.

Habitat

Open, rocky areas as well as rain forest, at low elevations[
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

Edibility Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil[
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

The seed kernel is a source of pururima oil[
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.
]. We have no more information on the properties or uses of the oil - it is probably edible[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The seed kernel is a source of pururima oil[
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.
]. We have no more information on the properties or uses of the oil - it is probably edible[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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