Socratea rostrata

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: Gualte Stilt Root Palm

Scientific Synonymy:
Socratea montana

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

Socratea rostrata Information

Stems solitary, to 25 m tall and 13 cm diameter, supported by an open cone of 15-26 stilt roots. Leaves 4-7, with a plumose appearance; leaflets divided and pendulous at the tip. Inflorescence with 4 bracts; flowering branches 8-11, to 60 cm long and 5 mm diameter, fruits ellipsoid, beaked at the top, about 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm diameter, yellowish brown.

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Native to, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Eastern Andean slopes in montane rain forest, at 1000-1400 m elevation.

Location: Colombia, Ecuador (0.825411°N, -77.058105°E)

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