Allagoptera arenaria
Scientific Name: Allagoptera arenaria (Gomes)Kuntze
Allagoptera arenaria

Size: Up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m) up to 7 feet in diameter (2.1 m)
Min. Temperature: 26F (-3C)
Water Requirements: moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Sand dunes in Brazil
Germination: 3 months or less, but seeds must be fresh.
Leaf: Pinnate, Pinnate leaves are arranged in groups and arise from various places along the rachis giving a plumose effect. Narrow leaves, waxy green above and gray below, tough with sharp point., 40 inches long (1 m).
Trunk: clustering underground stem., Totally trunkless.
Flower: greenish yellow unisexual flowers. Both sexes can be found on the same inflorescence. Flower stalk coming from 20 inches long erect unbranched flower stalk carrying both male and female flowers.. male flowers have 6 to 18 stamens stamens.
Fruit: yellowish orange. 1.2cm long. oval, edible fruit.
Seed:

Allagoptera arenaria is the most commonly seen of 4 very similar species of Allagoptera.


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