There are about 30 species of Attalea. They are named after the antiquity king Attalus Philometor.
Taparo, CorozoScientific Name: Attalea cuatrecasana Kunth
Synonym: Orbignya cuatrecasana
Size: up to 50 feet (15 m)
Water Requirements: Regular to abundant
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Pacific coast of Columbia
6 to 10 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 20-24 stamens.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, pendulous when in fruit..
Fruit: brown when ripe.
up to 5 inches long, 3.5 inches in diameter (13 x 9 cm).
ellipsoid fruits contain 1 to 3 seeds.
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