Taparo, Almendron
Scientific Name: Attalea amygdalina Kunth
Synonym: Attalea uberrima, Attalea victoriana
Attalea amygdalina

Size: up to 50 feet (15 m)
Water Requirements: Regular to abundant
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Columbia, Cauca valley
Leaf: Pinnate, 10 to 15 leaves with regularly arranged leaflets in the same plane.,
Trunk: Trunk is short and mostly subterranean., 10 to 16 inches in diameter (25 to 40 cm).
Flower: Male flowers have 6-22 stamens. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, pendulous when in fruit..
Fruit: brown when ripe. up to 3.5 inches long, 2 inches in diameter (9 x 5 cm). ellipsoid fruits contain 3 to 6 seeds.
Seed: Edible.

There are about 30 species of Attalea. They are named after the antiquity king Attalus Philometor.

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