Llume, Maya PalmScientific Name: Gaussia maya (O.F. Cook) H.J. Quero & Read
Synonym: Opsiandra maya
Size: Up to 50 feet (15 m) 15 feet in diameter (4.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 28°F (-2°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water, humid air
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Yucatan, Guatemala, Belize
Germination: 2 months
5 to 7 erect plumose leaves, 160 leaflets. Leaflets fall from older leaves, before the leaf itself falls,
Up to 9 feet long (2.7 m).
4 feet long (1.2 m).
Trunk: Smooth, light grayish brown, strongly raised rings, roots visible at the base.,
8 inches in diameter at the base (20 cm) tapering to 5 inches (12.5 cm) at the top.
Flower: Greenish white male and female flowers on the same inflorescence..
Flower stalk coming from well below the crown, 3 feet long (90 cm).
Fruit: whitish turning red when ripe.
0.75 inch in diameter.
fruit flesh should not be handled with bare hands..
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