MEDIUM TO LARGE PINNATE PALM
SILVER BACK TO THE LEAVES
This is a single trunk species from Brazil. Polyandrococos is a monotypic genus with only one species. More recently a taxonomist grouped it with Allagoptera. It doesn’t make sense to me because in no way does it resemble an Allagoptera with its entirely different appearance. In any case, it is a very interesting palm. It’s height is variable, depending on conditions. However, some trees can get up to thirty feet tall. The trunk is medium sized, about twelve inches thick, with no crown shaft. The leaves are eight to ten feet long and very silver underneath. Photos below demonstrate the silver back to the leaves. It also has gorgeous clusters or orange colored (mature) seeds that are the color of orange sherbet ice cream. Photos of green seeds are below. This is a very rare plant and hard to find. Shown are 5 gallon that we are putting on special. This species likes sun and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F. There is a very large specimen in Ventura, California.