Sunday, April 18, 2010

Macaw palm - Acrocomia aculeata

Acrocomia aculeata is a palm tree species native to the Americas, from northern Argentina to Paraguay and all the way up to southern Mexico and the Caribbean . Common names include Grugru Palm, Macaúba Palm, Coyol Palm, and Macaw Palm;  scientific names synonyms include A. lasiospatha, A. sclerocarpa, A. totai, and A. vinifera.  These images were taken in a botanical garden in Málaga, Spain.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Acoelorraphes writhi

This is a palm tree in the "Paseo del Paque" botanical gardens of Malaga, Spain. A sign by the palm identifies it as "Acoelorraphes writhi" which does not produce any results in a web search so I suspect it may be either an out of date name or a very rare palm tree species.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

King Alexander palm - Archontophoenix alexandrae

The King Alexander palm (species name: Archontophoenix alexandrae) is native to Queensland Australia and is a popular ornamental palm tree species.

These images were taken of several specimens that I found in the southern Spanish city of Malaga in the University botanical garden and the "Paseo del Parque" gardens.