Astrocaryum vulgare

palm DATA

Habitat: NE Brazil, Guyana, Ecuador, Suriname, French Guiana

Notes:  A clustering tower of spines with edible fruit. The seeds are carved into wedding rings by the local people.

Cold Hardiness: Prefers Tropical Setting

Conservation

This is a robust and widespread palm that can recover from fires and is protected by thorns on nearly all its parts. That being said, the natural areas that this palm calls home are under constant threat from deforestation and cattle ranching outside of the protected areas established by each country’s government. These areas can change at any moment if an incoming politician decides to abuse the natural resources. 

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