Syagrus romanzoffiana

Family Arecaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesButia Palm, Cocos Palm, Feathery Coconut, Giriba Palm, Queen Palm
SynonymsArecastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Becc.; Arecastrum romanzoffianum var. australe (Mart.) Becc.; Arecastrum romanzoffianum var. ensifolium (Drude) Becc.; Arecastrum romanzoffianum var. genuinum (Cham.) Becc.; Arecastrum romanzoffianum var. micropindo Becc.; Calappa acrocomioides (Drude) Kuntze; Calappa australis (Mart.) Kuntze; Calappa datil (Drude & Griseb.) Kuntze; Calappa martiana (Drude & Glaz.) Kuntze; Calappa plumosa (Hook.f.) Kuntze; Calappa romanzoffiana (Cham.) Kuntze; Cocos acrocomioides Drude; Cocos arechavaletana Barb.Rodr.; Cocos australis Drude & Brandt [Illegitimate]; Cocos australis Mart.; Cocos botryophora var. ensifolia Drude; Cocos datil Drude & Griseb.; Cocos geriba Barb.Rodr.; Cocos martiana Drude & Glaz.; Cocos plumosa Hook.f.; Cocos plumosa Lodd. ex Hook.; Cocos romanzoffiana Cham.; Cocos romanzoffiana Cham. var. romanzoffiana; Cocos romanzoffiana var. plumosa (Hook.f.) A.Berger; Cocos romanzoffiana var. plumosa (Lodd. ex Hook.) A.Berger
Growth formTree
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)20
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Forests, Roadsides, Disturbed areas, Wastelands, Bushland
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Acidic, Well drained occasionally wet; well-drained
Decade of introduction1970

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 3003802220010
RCP 8.5 2050 300360222046
RCP 8.5 2070 3003602242126

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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