Prestoea ensiformis

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: None known

Scientific Synonymy:
Prestoea decurrens

Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b     View the UK and US zone maps

Prestoea ensiformis Information

General Information:
A rare palm in cultivation, however, quite widespread in the wild in montane rain forest to about 1500 m in the Andes. It forms a slender, solitary trunk to about 10 m tall which holds a spreading crown of finely pinnate leaves.


Native to, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru

Montane rain forest, at 350-1800 m elevation.

Location: Colombia (1.104424°N, -78.222656°E)

Map may not represent the complete natural distribution. (Markers display observation data).
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