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PlantFiles: Palm
Borassodendron machadonis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Borassodendron (bor-ras-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: machadonis

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

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Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

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Grown for foliage

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Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Dec 7, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a fairly tropical plant but a nice looking specimen for larger gardens in those climates. It has large fan leaves with long, wide, droopy leaflets and the ends of very long petioles that are remarkably sharp (caution when pruning or climbing)- spines, just a long razor edge. This palm has very large seeds, some of the largest in the palm family (not as large as a coconut, but close). As a seedling this is an exceptional palm having long petioles and nearly circular deeply split leaves. This is a native of Thailand and Malaysia.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Naples, Florida

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