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wax palm [bot.] - die Wachspalme, wiss.: Ceroxylon (Gattung)

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• S: (n) Ceroxylon, genus Ceroxylon (wax palms)

Trunks and leaves serve in local construction, in the making of weapons, and as sources of wax (the wax palm, Ceroxylon; […]).

Ceroxylon - Bonpl. ex DC.
Common Name Wax Palm


die südamerikanische Palmengattung Ceroxylon; die Stämme der Palmen sind mit einer dicken, hellen Wachsschicht überzogen.

Ceroxўlon Humb. et Bonpl., Wachspalme, Palmengattg. der südamerik. Kordilleren, mit 7-8 m langen Blättern; die einzigen Arten C. andicŏla Humb. et Bonpl. und C. Klopstockia Mart. schwitzen Palmenwachs aus.

Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen
von Helmut Genaust (Springer DE, Aug 6, 1998), s. 143
Ceróxylon (Wachspalme): […]
A genus of 10-20 species of flowering plants; native to the South American Andes.
Pictures / Bilder of various species of Ceroxylon

Other English names (not proposed):
Andean wax palm
ceroxylon palm

Taxonomic citation:
Ceroxylon Bonpland ex de Candolle, Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique (Paris) 3: 239. 1804.

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