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Mauritiella aculeata

Rio Negro Palm, Morichito Palm

Unmistakable as a seedling since all parts of the young plant are covered with a white or pale blue waxy bloom. It is a clumping palm with several tall trunks and the relationship to Mauritia is clearly seen. tropical conditions preferred, with an abundance of water, but also makes a superb conservatory palm.

The smaller relative of Mauritia, Mauritiella is well named since it is similar in many respects, however clustering and of much more moderate size. It shares the same general leaf characteristics, and the same requirements as to care. Mauritiella aculeata, a characteristic species of the Rio Negro in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil (and not to be confused with the larger Mauritiella armata) grows only 3-8m (10-26ft) tall and has very slender trunks to 10cm (4") in diam., frequently bent and twisted when older. The leaf segments are elegantly drooping as opposed to the stiff segments of its close relatives. It is very fast growing and best suited to tropical conditions.

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Seeds from this species ...

...difficult to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
soaked for 3 days changing water twice a day. Then planted in pure sand outside during rainy season on the Mexican Pacific coast. After 2 months, 2 seeds germinated. Others rotted.
Submitted on 30/05/2004 by christian normandin christiannormandin@hotmail.com

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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