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Parajubaea torallyi, commonly known as the Palma De Pasobaya or Bolivian Mountain Coconut, is a species of evergreen flowering plant of genus Parajubaea in the Arecaceae family. It is endemic to Bolivia, where it grows in dry forest on steep rocky slopes at 2,400-3,400 meters altitude, and now threatened by habitat loss. Mature plants can be over 13 meters in height. They can withstand temperatures of -13 degrees Celsius. The fruits, or cocos, grow 5-10cm in diameter in clusters weighing up to 15kg.

Written on June 18th, 2012 , Forestry Tags:

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