Macaw Palm
Scientific Name: Aiphanes minima (Gaertn.)Burret
Synonym: Aiphanes erosa, Martinezia erosa
Aiphanes minima

Size: Up to 30 feet (9 m) depending on type
Min. Temperature: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade to shade.
Origin: West Indies
Germination: easy when fresh
Leaf: Pinnate, Leaf stays flat. Leaflets with jagged ends. Macaw Palms have spines on the upper and lower leaf surfaces., spiny.
Trunk: No crownshaft, Brown with fine black spines., 6 inches in diameter (15 cm).
Flower: Fragrant creamy to light yellow flowers. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, pendulous, much longer than the leaves (6 feet - 1.8 m).
Fruit: red. 0.7 inch (1.6 cm). round.
Seed: round, pitted. Edible seed..

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