Phytelephas macrocarpa
Scientific Name: Phytelephas macrocarpa Ruiz & Pav.
Phytelephas macrocarpa

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Size: Slow
Min. Temperature: 31F (-0.5C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Western Amazon
Leaf: Pinnate,
Flower: Heavily scented flowers.

The seeds take 3 to 4 years to germinate and the plants from 7 to 25 years to begin fructification. When the fruit is mature it turns sweet and milky. And, in this stage, many animals, including man, eat the fruit. When mature, the fruits fall and release the seeds, allowing them to dry in a period ranging from 4 weeks to 4 months, depending on the weather conditions.

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