Acoelorrhaphe wrightii (Griseb. & H. Wendl.) H. Wendl. ex Becc.
Arecaceae (Palm Family)
Synonym(s): Acoelorraphe wrightii, Acoelorrhaphe arborescens, Paurotis wrightii
USDA Symbol: ACWR4
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Size Notes: Height to 7 meters, spread to 15 meters.
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: Cultivated in southern Florida; grows wild only in Everglades National Park.
Native Habitat: Swamps, wet areas, towns.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Drought Tolerance: Low
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Acoelorraphe wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acoelorraphe wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-08-06
Research By: TWC Staff