Acoelorraphe wrightii

paurotis palm, Everglades palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20 to 30 feet    Width: 15 to 25 feet
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Fruit Color: fruit color      black


Noted for: Showy flowers, hurricane wind resistance, thorns, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:

Specimen plant, typically forms clumps of stems,the young fan-shaped fronds hide the principal stems. The lower fronds can be removed for a sculptured look. Sometimes used as a street tree. Allow for its clump-forming habit and tendency to lean.


Leaf stalks bear stout spines.


De-pulped seed.

Availability: FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock, organic material (muck)


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats:

Moist hammocks, swamps, but can adapt to drier sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: