Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:
Acoelorraphe wrightii (Everglades palm)
Cressler, Alan

Acoelorraphe wrightii

Acoelorraphe wrightii (Griseb. & H. Wendl.) H. Wendl. ex Becc.

Everglades Palm

Arecaceae (Palm Family)

Synonym(s): Acoelorrhaphe arborescens, Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, Paurotis wrightii

USDA Symbol: ACWR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1852), Cuba and his native Connecticut.


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Height to 7 meters, spread to 15 meters.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Drought Tolerance: Low

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acoelorraphe wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acoelorraphe wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acoelorraphe wrightii


Record Modified: 2018-11-20
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back