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Parajubaea torallyi

(Bolivian Mountain Coconut)


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Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Bolivian Mountain Coconut, Bolivian Mountain Coconut Tree, Palma De Pasobaya, Pasopaya Palm

Common Names in Japanese:

Torari Yashi

Common Names in Spanish:

Palma De Pasopaya, Janchi Coco, Palma Chico, Palmera Pasopaya

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Palma De Pasopaya


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Physical Description

Habit: Evergreen .


Size: over 40' tall.


Ecology: The species is scattered in dry forest on steep rocky slopes between 2,400 and 3,400 m in inter-Andean valleys.[1].


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Culture: Space 10-12' apart.

Soil: Minimum pH: 6.1 • Maximum pH: 7.5

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun .

Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. (map)


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 11-Nov-2003

An accepted name in the RHS Horticultural Database.

Until 1996, P. sunkha was included within P. torallyi, however it is now recognised as a valid species. Since it no longer includes sunkha, a full reassessment of P. torallyi is needed.[1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Parajubaea

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

P. coccoides (Quito Coconut) · P. cocoides (Quito Coconut Palm) · P. sunkha (Sunkha Palm) · P. torallyi (Bolivian Mountain Coconut)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal January 19, 2008:



  1. Moraes, M. 1998. Parajubaea torallyi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2/1/2015