Ceroxylon alpinum


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Noun1.Ceroxylon alpinum - palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candlesCeroxylon alpinum - palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
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This was documented by Vergara (2002) and Vergara and Bernal (2002) for Ceroxylon alpinum. In this species, spear leaves were cut from large, acaulescent juveniles without causing any immediate damage, but since the number of leaves harvested per year was the same as the number of leaves produced, palms eventually died, as a consequence of the lack of leaf replacement.