Murumuru palm
Astrocaryum murumuru

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

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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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!

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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.