Dictyocaryum lamarckianum

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: Andean Royal Palm

Scientific Synonymy:
Iriartea lamarckiana, Deckeria lamarckiana, Dictyocaryum platysepalum, Dictyocaryum schultzei, Dictyocaryum globiferum, Dictyocaryum superbum

Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b     View the UK and US zone maps

Identification:
Canopy palm. Stem solitary, erect, to 25 m tall and 40 cm in diameter, often swollen in the central part. Base supported by a 1-2 m tall, dense cone of black stilroots, these with numerous short, whitish root spines. Leaves 3-6, to 5 m long, strongly bushy; pinnae numerous, longitudinally split, jagged at the apex, silverish green below. Inflorescence to 2 m long, erect, with numerous long, pendulous branches, creamish yellow in flower. Fruit greenish yellow, globose, ca. 3 cm in diameter.

General Information:
Occurs at high elevation to 800 - 2000 m from Panama to Bolivia along the Andes. Tolerates considerable frost.

Distribution:

Native to, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela

Patchily distributed through the Andes in montane rain forest on steep slopes, at 1000-2000 m elevation.

Location: Ecuador (-18.159945°N, -64.215088°E)

Observations
Map may not represent the complete natural distribution. (Markers display observation data).
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