Plant Profile

Allagoptera caudescens

(ahl-lah-gohp-TEH-rah) (kah-DEHS-sens)

Buri Palm

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Cocoseae

Subtribe Attaleinae

“In my neck of the woods, they are very drought tolerant and do not like full sun. I have two planted out in the garden and many many more in pots. Both planted palms are in bright light. the one that gets more watering looks much better, but the one that gets ZERO water is still alive and should make it to the rainy season no problem. These palms are fairly drought tolerant–I have neard they will burn in full sun( if they survive), which is why I planted them in bright light. Has anyone I’ve noticed two different forms; one type has regularly arranged leaflets, the other one, which I am growing(and find to be much more visually appealing) has interupted leaflets. The spacing of the second form is a very attractive trait.” (Cutler Bay, South Florida. Andrew Street)

“The native range of this species is E. Brazil. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens