There are about 30 species of Attalea.
Attalea speciosaScientific Name: Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng.
Size: up to 50 feet (15 m)
Min. Temperature: 28°F (-2°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: South America, Amazon basin
7 to 21 leaves with regular leaflets,
Trunk: 10 to 16 inches in diameter (25 to 40 cm).
Flower: 21 to 57 stamens.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, pendulous when in fruit..
Fruit: brown when ripe.
up to 5 inches long, 4 inches in diameter (12 x 10 cm).
ellipsoid fruits contain 3 to 6 seeds.
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