Aiphanes aculeata
Coyure palm, Ruffle palm

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 Aiphanes aculeata photo





South America

Cold Hardiness: 

Little, possibly down-to 32, F., perhaps a bit lower

Trunk type:

A spiny, single, non-crownshafted palm  [doesn't have a shaft composed of tightly wrapped leaf-bases at the top of the trunk].

Leaf type:

Spiny, pinnate (feathered shaped), fishtail leaflets.


Solitary (single trunk).



Speed of growth:

Medium to Fast.


Perhaps up-to 20' feet plus.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Some protection (slightly filtered light or partial sun), or full sun if in tropical areas.

General Description:

Spiny, single-trunk plant with fishtail leaflets; similar to Caryota species.

Other Notes:

Well grown, makes a beautiful spiny tree.

Further Data:

See Spiny Palms article.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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