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  Syagrus schizophylla (Mart.) Glassm.
  Family Name : Arecaceae (Palmae)

  Synonyms : Arikuryroba capanemae, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury schizophylla

  Common Names : Arikury Palm

 
Arikury Palm
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Palm (Solitary Palm)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Fountain (Palm-like)
      Maximum Height :
      3.5 m to 4.5 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Brazil
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Coastal Forest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: Palm, up to 4.5m height. Single trunk covered by persistent frond bases, attractive wicker-like appearance. Feather-shaped fronds. 1.8-2.4m length (shorter than others within genus). Petioles thin, spiny at base.Flowers, small, white to cream-coloured, orange bracts. Monoecious - separate male and females flowers on plant. Infloresence bract woody, boat-shaped.Fruits mature from green to orange. Pulp edible raw, sweet succulent flavour.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable)
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      [Others]: Ripe fruits orange, edible, sweet succulent flavour.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Fruits, Ornamental Stems
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray, Fertile Loamy Soils, Disease / Pest Resistant
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Coastal
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch, [Remarks] (Petiole base armed with numerous recurved spines.)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Slow
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
      Propagule Establishment Remarks :
      Seeds germinate in 2-4 months.
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Foliar Modification :
      Spine (axillary)
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Palm Fronds (Pinnate / Feather)
      Foliar Venation :
      Parallel
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      2.5 (Palm - Solitary)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Non-Woody
      Trunk Type (Palm) :
      Aboveground (Single Obvious Trunk)
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Unisexual Flowers (Monoecious)
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, Yellow / Golden
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
      Flowering Opening Time :
      Time-Independent
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Orange
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Drupe)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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