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Acrocomia media
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Acrocomia
Species:
media

Acrocomia media is a species of palm which is native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Description

Acrocomia media is a pinnately leaved palm with a solitary, stout stem. It usually reaches a height of 8 to 10 metres (26 to 33 ft), sometimes growing up to 15 metres (49 ft) tall, with a stem diameter of 20 to 30 centimetres (7.9 to 11.8 in).

Taxonomy

American botanist George Proctor considered A. media to be a valid species on the basis of its shorter, more slender trunk, but other authors considered it a synonym of A. aculeata.

Common names

Acrocomia media is commonly known as coroso or palma de coroso in Puerto Rico.

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