Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr Clump at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. September 25, Origin and Habitat: Central America. Genus: Acoelorrhaphe Habitat and Distribution. Acoelorraphe wrightii is Native to Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a pretty hardy clumping fan palm native to Florida and Central America which can make a excellent specimen palm in.

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Fruits are small Fragrant delights Spicy fragrances, honey scents, Avoid cutting off potassium-deficient older leaves, as these leaves serve as a supplemental source of K in the absence of sufficient K in the soil. In addition, inflorescences of Acoelorrhaphe are longer than its leaves.

Potassium deficiency also causes premature loss of older leaves and reduces the number of leaves that a palm can support. If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. The HuntingtonCA.

How to grow Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Place it in full sun, with frequent watering. Gorgeous ornemental palm, often grown in Florida for its beautiful fan palms.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii ‘Azul’

Common name Everglades palm, paurotis palm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Other tall stems in this palm have previously died from this fungus and have been removed. Wrighhtii by email Notify me when available. It is the result of long, slender stems spreading out from the clump and the new growth attempting to grow more upward from stems leaning at an angle from the vertical.


Paurotis palm Acoelorrhaphe wrightii. Last Updated May idtools. While high soil pH is a common cause of Fe deficiency wriyhtii broadleaf plants, in palms high soil pH is more likely to result in a deficiency of Mn than of Fe. Lyon ArboretumHawaii. Use a lawnmower to eliminate suckers while they are small.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a small to moderately tall palm that grows in clusters to 5—7 metres, rarely 9 m tall with a variable spread. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Visit the EDIS website at http: Prices and availability can be found on our price lists: Wilting symptoms caused by Ganoderma butt rot in a single stem of acoelorrhaph palm.

The paurotis or Everglades palm is a clustering, fan-leaved palm with very slender 2—3 inch diameter stems.

Seeds from this species Downloaded on 19 August Special thanks to Palmweb. The petioles are armed with small teeth.

In chronic cases the entire canopy will be this color Figure 5. Upper leaf surface, bright green; undersurface, silvery; leaftips bifid.

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It is hardy to central and southern Florida and is cultivated as a landscape palm. In severe cases, individual stems may die from K deficiency.

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Fruit at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida. It can form a bush. The trunk is covered with acoelorrhzphe matting. Back to Acoelorrhaphe index. Its very informal appearance make it perfect near highways, buffer strips around parking lots and used to accent in an expanse of lawn. Acoelorrhaphe wrightii clustering palm with inflorescences in the landscape. Paurotis palms are acoelorfhaphe slow-growing and are not tolerant of salt spray.


This specimen had a trench dug to about 12″ deep and 12″ from the trunk all around its base about nine months before the final move. The flowers are minute, inconspicuous and greenish, with 6 stamens. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. Plants from this species Buy seeds Prices and availability can be found on our price lists: However it can be difficult to get it to look its best without a great amount of heat and sun and so it is only really suited to the tropics USDA Zones Drought tolerance: