One of the most salt and drought tolerant palms, Allagoptera arenaria, or seashore palm, is a beautiful tropical palm from the coastal regions of Brazil. Based on. Common Name: Coast Palm. Allagoptera arenaria. Cultivated plant in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida, USA Photograph by: Carl E. lewis. Image credit . Seashore palm, Beach palm. Atlantic coast of Brazil, from Bahia to Sao Paulo.

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Allagoptera arenaria is one of the best palms allagoptega beach and coastal situations in subtropical and tropical settings. Retrieved from ” https: Origin Place in the world where this species spontaneously appears. Detailed Scientific Description Palm 1. This is that rare find that gives us inlanders a chance Total height The height that the species can reach, in good cultivation conditions, in gardens of south-west Europe.

Seashore palm, Beach palm. For the healthiest and most attractive plant, keep the palm pruned.

It requires moderate to full sunlight and is used as a beach screen, being very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

I planted a 5 gallon on a hill in a nasty decomposing granite soil about arenara years ago and it walked right through our Riverside CA extremes of 19 degrees F. Less than 30 cm. Little Brazilian palm which grows on dunes on the sea front.

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Allagoptera arenaria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

This is one of the palms prone to get bud damage from overhead watering drip much preferred causing weird folded new leaves leaflets bent back against themselvesparticularly if not grown in full sun. It is cultivated extensively in South America for the edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink.

The flowers often attract bees and beetles. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation. Pistillate flowers sessile on proximal cm of rachilla; sepals free, trapezoid, arsnaria 5 x 6 mm, imbricate to allagoptra right, apiculate with papillose hairs on superior rim; petals free, triangular, about 5 x 4 mm, imbricate to the right, apiculate with papillose hairs on lateral to basal margins; staminodial ring to 1.

Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of reproduction is through underground stools. Articles lacking sources from August All articles lacking sources Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Greek-language text Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Leaves 6- 10 in crown; sheath not tubular, fibrous; peliole cm long, about 1 cm. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Allagoptera arenaria

This page was last modified on 3 Marchat August Learn how and when to remove this template message. The detail of this park is just incredible. It dislikes constantly soggy arenara. It is one of the most salt tolerant palms, and does well grown right on the beach.

Sea Palm, Dwarf Palm, Restinga Palm

Martius described Diplothemium maritimum and D. It tolerates low levels of humidity and summer drought, though it prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. Seeds will germinate in 2 to 6 month. Views Arenara View source View history.


They are also excellent in containers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It requires moderate to full sunlight and is used as a beach screen, being very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray. It is also one of the few palms that do great along the beach communities here in So Cal as the salt air doesn’t seem to hurt it any.

Once established, it is virtually maintenance-free. It prefers bright sunny locations, but it also does well in part shade with some direct sunlight.

Allagoptera arenaria, small Brazilian palm

However it considered an agonizingly slow-growing plant when it is young, at least when grown in a Mediterranean climate. Arecaceae ar-ek-AY-see-ee Info Genus: It has small, orange fruit, that dries out quickly. The seashore palm grows easily inland as well!

Fruits are small, orange, and get dry soon. Queen palms planted in the same area grow very poorly, but this little palm thrived. Year ISBN Description A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1, species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Allagoptera arenaria is relatively short, reaching about 6 feet 1. But its growth will increase dramatically when placed in a greenhouse, or warm, humid climate.

Its leaves are bright green with a silvery underside. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.