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PlantFiles: Murumuru palm
Astrocaryum murumuru

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astrocaryum (ass-tro-KAR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: murumuru


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Laurelai On Nov 25, 2012, Laurelai from Melbourne Beach, FL wrote:

We were walking along the beach yesterday (Central east coast Florida) and found one of these seeds as a sea bean. We're going to plant it (well aware of its spiky nature) and see if it grows! Will keep you updated as to the success (or failure) of our attempt!

Neutral palmbob On May 27, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tall, usually solitary palm (sometimes suckering and sometimes trunkless) from South America- very spiny palm! Very long leaves up to 20' with white undersides- striking. But everything is spiny on this palm-even the seeds and flowers.

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