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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The cohune palm grows well in full sun.

It was planted back in and survived the 3 record freeze years, Corozo meal is chiefly used for cattle. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. I found seeds on the ground in Nosara, Costa Rica, which is mostly deciduous dry forest, totally defoliated during the dry season, extremely dry and hot, and very wet and green during the rainy season.

The Attalea cohune reaches the 15 m with even 9 m long leaves. Attalea aytalea cohune koh-hoon’-eh In habitat, Mexico.

There are many large Attalea cohune growing in Central Florida with no issues. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. Additional comments Attalea is a large genus that combines several previously separate genera including Maximiliana, Orbignya and Sheelea.

Based on work by Konakid and sl0wn. They go completely dormant without water. Distribution Native to forests and disturbed areas of lowland Mexico and Central America. The cohune palm is believed to be the hardiest palm in the genus Attalea.


Established cohune palms are considered gross feeders and respond very well to the use of palm and nitrogenous fertilizer. Nutritional value of various mixtures of vegetable oil-seed proteins developed to combat protein malnutrition in Latin America. I’ve heard growers here in Sarasota say that they believe that Attalea phalerata is the hardiest one.

Up to mm 24″ Leaf Type: The growth rate of the cohune palm can be increased significantly with regular fertilizer applications. Juvenile palms are uniquely protected from frosts, because the trunk remains underground for many years. My seedling has dried out completely on numerous occasions since I pretty much neglect it. Corozo, corozo palm, cohune palm. An oil palm, usually growing wild, bearing relatively large fruit with a thick hard shell containing one or more kernels.

any info on Attalea cohune – DISCUSSING PALM TREES WORLDWIDE – PalmTalk

The fruits are ovoid or ellipsoid, cm long, with a diameter of cm, of yellowish-brown colour and contain from one to three seeds. It requires a full sun exposition on draining soils, possibly sandy, and a great availability of water; it bears even moderately saline soils and therefore it may be employed in proximity of the sea.

The adult atralea palm is considered one of nature’s most majestic and dramatic palms and thus is quite popular with collectors. Special thanks to Palmweb. Photo by Scott SC.

It was pretty small though. Frond damage at F, not exactly a great palm cohuje California but if’s gonna grow anywhere, I would think inland San Diego would be great.

I’ve seen a lot of them on the Pacific side there. Last Updated May idtools.

Cohune Palm

Cohune palm is a slow grower until its trunk emerges above ground, and then more rapid growth occurs. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Synonyms Cocos cocoyule Mart.


Steve, did you end up getting an Attalea? There used to be a large specimen here at Leu Gardens. Fruits are up to 8 cm long and yellowish brown to golden brown. Posted 11 Dec Steve, Gary Woods up at the soon-to-be-history South Coast Palms has some gigantic Attalea up at his place, but I’m not sure which one. This page has been accessed 19, times. Photograph courtesy of Montgomery Botanical Center http: The fruits have a pulp with a very pleasant taste and at times are eaten locally; they are, on the contrary, frequently utilized as fodder for the cattle.

The seeds, cleaned and polished, are utilized for trinkets or for realizing small handicrafts. The cohune palm is a valuable source of oil and was one of the most important trees in the Mayan culture. Attalea rostrata is also another of the hardier ones. Cohhne seeds keep forever because they are adapted to lie around in dry dirt and wait for the rainy season to germinate.

Unfortunately a nearby tree was struck by lightning and it killed the A. I have a Cohune at my old attaalea growing in pure beach sand. Orbignya cohune Dahlgren ex Standl. The cohune palm can grow to 90 feet tall. The palms are usually tall up to 20 mand the fruits grow in bunches measuring about 1 m in length and weighing kg.