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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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Alluaudia comosa, Hairy Alluaudia

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Family: Didiereaceae
Hairy Alluaudia
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsDeciduousThorny or spiny

Alluaudia is a genus of six species of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. Several of the species are grown as indoor ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers.


 Alluaudia comosa, Hairy Alluaudia

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Alluaudia dumosa, Alluaudia

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Family: Didiereaceae
Alluaudia
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterThorny or spiny

Alluaudia dumosa is a very slow grower succulent shrub or small tree. It has grey-green thick succulent stems which have no adherent leaves and very few spines.


 Alluaudia dumosa, Alluaudia

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Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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Family: Didiereaceae
Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo
Origin: Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Alluaudia is a genus of six species of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. Several of the species are grown as indoor ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. Alluaudia procera needs full sun or high interior lighting with a very well drained soil mix.


 Alluaudia procera, Madagascar Ocotillo, Madagascan Ocotillo, African Ocotillo

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