Bolivian coconut

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 metres (7,900–11,200 ft) in altitude.

It is now an endangered species, threatened by habitat loss.


Mature Parajubaea torallyi 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.

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