Jubaea chilensis (Molina) Baill.
Cocos chilensis Molina - Jubaea spectabilis H.B. & K.
Arecaceae
Jubaea chilensis (56063 octets)
Beautiful palm with a wonderful gray, straight, smooth trunk on older plants, reaching then, 20 m high or more and 0.8-1.1 m of diameter at base. Leaves pinnate, dark green above, lighter beneath, up to 2-4 m long, 50-60 cm wide. Pinnae in groups of 2 along the triangular rhachis. Small yellow flowers. Fruit ovoid, yellow, about 4 cm long with one brown rounded seed inside.

Home: Chile

Other views: Old plant (more than 100 years old)

Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Jubaea chilensis by Plants for a future database

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