Acoelorraphe wrightii

(Grisebach & H. Wendland) H. Wendland ex Beccari

Webbia 2: 109. 1907.

Common names: Paurotis palm palmier des Everglades
IllustratedConservation concern
Basionym: Copernicia wrightii Grisebach & H. Wendland in A. H. R. Grisebach, Cat. Pl. Cub., 220. 1866
Synonyms: Acoelorraphe arborescens (Sargent) Beccari Acoelorraphe pinetorum Bartlett Paurotis androsana O. F. Cook Paurotis arborescens (Sargent) O. F. Cook Paurotis wrightii (Grisebach & H. Wendland) Britton.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 103.
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Stems multiple, brown, to 7 m, covered in tardily deciduous leaf bases. Leaves: petiole strongly (rarely weakly) armed; hastula present on adaxial surface. Inflorescences exceeding leaves, appearing secund because of pendulous rachillae, 15–22 cm, orange in fruit. Fruits ripening from green through orange to black, globose, 7.5–8.5 mm diam. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Thin, rocky soil over limestone in hydric hammocks, wet savannas, and swamps of Everglades
Elevation: 0-10m


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Fla., se Mexico, West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba), Central America, n South America (Colombia-Isla de Providencia).


Little is known about this palm in its natural habitats. In Florida, it occurs in the Everglades National Park and is categorized as threatened by the state of Florida. Like Serenoa repens, Acoelorraphe is tolerant of occasional burning. It is probably bee-pollinated, and the seeds are dispersed by birds (G. Galeano-Garcés 1986).

Of conservation concern.

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Lower Taxa

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Scott Zona +
(Grisebach & H. Wendland) H. Wendland ex Beccari +
Copernicia wrightii +
Paurotis palm +  and palmier des Everglades +
Fla. +, se Mexico +, West Indies (Bahamas +, Cuba) +, Central America +  and n South America (Colombia-Isla de Providencia). +
Thin, rocky soil over limestone in hydric hammocks, wet savannas, and swamps of Everglades +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Illustrated +  and Conservation concern +
Acoelorraphe arborescens +, Acoelorraphe pinetorum +, Paurotis androsana +, Paurotis arborescens +  and Paurotis wrightii +
Acoelorraphe wrightii +
Acoelorraphe +
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