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Usually single trunked, rarely clustering palm to about 7. Hight: to 25 feet 7. Leaf type: Costapalmate, 10 to 15 leaves per crown, slightly glaucous green.

Trunk detail: Solitary, to 8 inches in diameter 12 to 20 cm. Flower: Monoecious. Flower spathe emerging from the crown, amongst the fronds, thick, tomentose. Fruit: green to brown, tomentose.. Leaf type: Costapalmate, 10 to 15 leaves, slightly glaucous green. Height: to twenty feet. Trunk type: Solitary, and clustering, within the same species. Leaf detail: Palmately compound, bright green, finely cut, fronds smaller than other Brahea.

Brahea var. Brahea dulcis distinguishing characteristic is in having uniformly green leaves in contrast to the silvery-glaucous foliage of Brahea berlandieri. However, as wild collected specimens at the Huntington Garden exhibit identical floral and structural characteristics, Brahea berlandieri var.

In addition, there are mixed populations in Mexico with both "varieties" present. To add to the confusion, both have been considered to be varieties of the widespread Brahea dulcis by some authorities, and taxonomically still are.

Editing by edric. Requirements: Water sparingly, Min. Frost and drought tolerant. Dislikes high humidity. Slow growing. A very tough, drought and frost resistant, and easy to grow palm for temperate and subtropical climates.

Certainly the most confusing of the Braheas, the stems can be short or tall, thick or thin, solitary or suckering, and the leaves can range from green to glaucous blue. Coupled with this is its huge range, from N-Mexico right down to Guatemala, with many variations along the way. Photo by Dr. Brahea dulcis, this time in an open position. A mix of glaucous blue-grey and green forms.

Photo-Adventures in Mexico. Brahea moorei shining in the woodland on a slightly more open and drier slope. This really is a beautifully elegant palm, holding it's heavily waxy glaucous leaves upright for inspection with long inflorescences drooping over the whole plant.

A trunked Brahea dulcis lurks behind. A water-worn canyon, with sides that alternately open up and close in, and a footpath of water worn pebbles from aeons of mountain rain run-off.

This palm is common here. Modern revisions suggest they are the variable species, Brahea dulcis, but actually conform more closely to the defunct species Brahea berlandieri. Special thanks to Palmweb. John Dransfield, Dr. Uhl, C. Asmussen-Lange, W. Baker, M. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Jump to: navigation , search. Native Continent America. Photo by Alberto Leonardo Barkema. The leaves are wider, and rounder than B. Photo by Angelo Porcelli. Axel kratel. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Namespaces Page Discussion. Views Read View source View history. Google AdSense.

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Brahea is a genus of palms in the family Arecaceae. They are commonly referred to as hesper palms and are endemic to Mexico and Central America. The generic name honours Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Synonyms [1] [2] Erythea S. Watson Glaucothea O.


Brahea dulcis

Brahea dulcis Kunth Mart. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Home Search Contact. Acoelorrhaphe schippii Burret Dahlgren Brahea bella L. Livistona occidentalis Hook.


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Good looking and very durable Brahea. However, it can take up a lot of room as it is one of the few Braheas that can sucker- some forms become huge thickets of palm trunks. This is an extremely variable palm varyling from small to large, single to multiple trunks- that is why all the synonyms. Some forms are so different, however, that it's hard for me to believe they really are the same species.

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