Description. Stems: Solitary, upright, to 20 m tall and 60 cm in diameter, ringed with oblique to undulating leaf scars. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, to 10 m long, . Jul 26, The Corozo Palm Attalea cohune is a prolific, and at times dominant, species in humid lowland biomes of Central America. The eastern. any info on cold/dry heat/ Attalea cohune? thanks guys.

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Other members of this genus, but few are cultivated ornamentals because of the large size of these palms. Young Attalea palms appear to have 10 m long leaves growing directly from the soil before the stem emerges. Scientific name Attalea cohune Mart. You’ll find photos in this thread: Oil plants and qttalea Plant products and by-products.

Attalea cohune – Wikipedia

Last Updated May idtools. Attalea at-tahl-EH-ah cohune koh-hoon’-eh In habitat, Mexico. There were also nearby clumps of Phoenix reclinata that had most of the stems killed back. My seeds germinated in F temperatures, so this seems to be a palm that is unhampered by cool nights and doesn’t need to be in Florida to grow.


I’ve also many in pots from the seeds I collected in Belize that I never take inside. Special thanks to Palmweb.

The growth is initially slow. The cohune palm grows well in full sun. Attalea rostrata is also another of the hardier ones. They may have either all staminate flowers or pistillate flowers with a few staminate ones. When it’s above 70F during the day, it will grow.

I athalea a seedling growing from seeds collected in Costa Rica.

Attalea cohune, Orbignya cohune – Cohune Palm | PlantVine

Palm wine is produced from the sap of the heart of the cohune. I have a Cohune at my old place growing in pure beach sand. I gave it plenty of water to get started but no irrigation in the last 5 years. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. The oil is utilized for the production of margarine and in the cosmetics industry; purified, is and excellent lubricant and seems to have also promising characteristics as bio-fuel.

Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Inflorescences are branched to one order and are covered by a woody, grooved bract.


Juvenile palms are uniquely protected from frosts, because the trunk remains underground for many years. Gary Woods up at attakea soon-to-be-history South Coast Palms has some gigantic Attalea up at his place, but I’m not sure which one.

Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

The seeds keep forever because they are adapted to lie around in dry dirt and wait for the rainy season to germinate. Palmisland, those are some cool pics of wild specimens.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. Old names; Xttalea cohune, Orbignya dammeriana, Orbignya guacuyule, Cocos guacuyule, Cocos cocoyule. Posted 13 Jun The cohune palm grows best in a sheltered warm spot in a subtropical setting, or in hot and humid tropical environments. I’ve heard growers here in Sarasota say that atgalea believe that Attalea phalerata is the hardiest one.

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