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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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 Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm
Origin: Trinidad and Tobago
Full sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleThorny or spiny

This very different dwarf palm from South America, has attractive spines all over it and fabulous, gracefully arching leaves, covered with white powder, with long, wavy, closely- spaced leaflets. The fragrant flowers produce clusters of red fruit making it ideal for conservatory or a warmer garden where it can actually stand occasional, but not hard freezing.

A solitary, showy spiny small tree. In the wild it grows 915 feet tall with a stem diameter of 24 inches. The epicarp and mesocarp of the fruit are rich in carotene and are eaten in Colombia, while the seeds are used to make candles.

The range of the species is found in forests of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The species is cultivated as an ornamental throughout the tropics.

Also known as Devil Palm, Corozo, Cocos rura, Mararay, Corozo, Macaguita, Marara, Macahuite, Corozo del Orinoco, Corozo anchame, Mararava, Cubarro, Chonta, Chascaraza, Charascal, Corozo chiquito, Corozo colorado, Pujamo, Gualte, Chonta ruro, Pupunha xicaxica, Coyure palm, Ruffle palm, Aculeata palm and Spine palm.

Scientific Synonyms - Caryota horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Euterpe aculeata, Martinezia aculeata, Martinezia caryotifolia, Marara caryotifolia, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Tilmia caryotifolia, Bactris premorsa, Aiphanes premorsa, Martinezia truncata, Aiphanes truncata, Martinezia elegans, Aiphanes elegans, Marara bicuspidata, Martinezia ernestii, Aiphanes ernestii, Martinezia killipii, Aiphanes killipii, Aiphanes orinocensis.


 Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima, Macaw Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Macaw Palm
Origin: Caribbean
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleThorny or spiny
 Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima, Macaw Palm

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Akebia quinata, Chocolate Vine, Five-leaf Akebia

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Family: Lardizabalaceae
Chocolate Vine, Five-leaf Akebia
Origin: Japan, China
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Akebia quinata grows to 10 m (30 ft) or more in height and has compound leaves with five leaflets. The flowers are clustered in racemes and are chocolate-scented, with three or four sepals. The fruits are sausage-shaped pods which contain edible pulp.

Plants are evergreen in mild winters. Since the chocolate vine growth rate is so fast, it makes an excellent cover for arbors, trellises, pergolas or fences.


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Akebia trifoliata, Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia 

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Family: Lardizabalaceae
Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Akebia trifoliata is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a fast rate.

Flavor varies greatly in akebias, even within the same species, with some individuals displaying a complex flavor profile resembling a mixture of banana, passionfruit and litchi, with others being mild, or even insipid.


 Akebia trifoliata, Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia 

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Allanblackia sp., Tallow Tree

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Allanblackia floribunda seeds
 Allanblackia sp.
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Tallow Tree
Origin: Tropical Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Allanblackia floribunda has been long used in traditional African medicine.

The tree's fruit are not really edible but its seeds are the source of Allanblackia Oil.


 Allanblackia sp., Tallow Tree

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Allanblackia gabonensis seeds


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