One of the most salt and drought tolerant palms, Allagoptera arenaria, or seashore palm, is a beautiful tropical palm from the coastal regions of Brazil. Based on. Common Name: Coast Palm. Allagoptera arenaria. Cultivated plant in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida, USA Photograph by: Carl E. lewis. Image credit . Seashore palm, Beach palm. Atlantic coast of Brazil, from Bahia to Sao Paulo.

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Allagoptera arenaria is popularly known as seashore palm, is a fruit tree endemic to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Allagoptera arenaria is cultivated extensively in South America for the edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink or jam. Arecaceae ar-ek-AY-see-ee Info Genus: Martius described Diplothemium maritimum and D.

Allagoptera arenaria

Seeds will germinate in 2 to 6 month. The variable number of stamens in Allagoptera arenaria being is the one of the main diagnostic characters used to include the descriptions of Cocos arenaria by Gomes and A.

It prefers bright sunny locations, but it also does well in part shade with some direct sunlight. Plant Allagoptera arenaria arenari front of clumps of larger palms, or even underneath large palms. Seedling growth and early development are slow. It is one of the most salt tolerant palms, and does well grown right on the beach. It is based on the Avatar movie. A Bit of Brazil in Vero.


It is cultivated extensively in South America allsgoptera the edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink. The spiky flower stalks have both male and female flowers, so one plant can produce seeds by itself.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Year ISBN Description A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1, species of ornamental tropical plants with brief allagopetra on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.

Little Brazilian palm which grows on dunes on the sea front. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Sea Palm, Dwarf Palm, Restinga Palm

It tolerates low levels of humidity and summer drought, though it prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid. Photo by Margaret Price. Wied-Neuwied announced that Aenaria was going to describe A.

They look good massed in clumps in mixed borders, or as framing hedges.

Allagoptera arenaria

USDA Zones 9 It grows in coastal strand, just above the high tide mark, and is widely cultivated as an ornamental throughout South America. Just soft, leathery leaves. It is very adaptable to many kinds of well drained soils.


And thanks to their drought resistance and durability to heat they can thrive in harsh urban conditions. The leaves of the seashore palm emerge right out of the ground from a subterranean trunk that is rarely visible, and grow in a swirling pattern, spreading out allagoptega different and seemingly random planes.

Developing fruit Arenarja by: Origin Place in the world where this species spontaneously appears. The species name, arenaria comes from the Latinfor “sandy” or growing in sandy sites. Use inside Some palms are an excellent addition to home decor being in little need of light, water or humidity.

In the original description, Gomes mentioned Rio de Janeiro as the only locality for Cocos arenaria, but no information was given for his illustration; nor was the arenariz and the specimen on which he based his description. It prefers sunny sites and can withstand periods of drought.

Publisher Timber Press; Oregon. Common names Local names used for this palm.