Acrocomia is a genus of palms which is native to the Neotropics, ranging from Mexico in the north, through Central America and the Caribbean, and through South America south to Argentina.
Acrocomia is a genus of spiny, pinnate-leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems.
The species bears branched inflorescences which are located among the leaves. The unisexual flowers; female flowers are born near the base of the inflorescence, while male flowers are borne towards the tips. Fruit are large, single-seeded, and vary in color from yellow, to orange, to brown.species bears branched inflorescences which are located among the leaves. The unisexual flowers; female flo wers are born near the base of the inflorescence, while male flowers are borne towards the tips. Fruit are large, single-seeded, and vary in color from yellow, to orange, to brown.
The Genus Acrocomia is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 42 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Genus Acrocomia: A. aculeata (Paraguay Palm) · A. antiguana · A. antioquensis · A. antioquiensis · A. armentalis · A. belizensis · A. christopherensis · A. chunta · A. crispa · A. erioacantha · A. fusiformis · A. glaucophylla · A. grenadana · A. guianensis · A. hassleri · A. horrida · A. hospes · A. ierensis · A. intumescens · A. karukerana · A. lasiospatha · A. media (Puerto Rico Palm) · A. mexicana (Corojo Palm) · A. microcarpa · A. minor · A. mokayayba · A. odorata · A. panamensis · A. pilosa · A. quisqueyana · A. sphaerocarpa · A. spinosa · A. subinermis · A. tenuifrons · A. totai (Gru Gru Palm) · A. ulei · A. ventricosa · A. viegasii · A. vinifera (Coyol Palm) · A. wallaceana · A. zapotecis
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