Palm of wax Scientific name: Ceroxylon.This palm is the Colombian's national tree. They originated in Hillside areas of the Cauca river. Its native habitat is the primary Andean forests or cloud forests, situated at an altitude of between 1700 and 3400 meters above sea level 8 with greater abundance between 2000 and 3000). This species has flower cluster, green leaves, rounded fruit witha seed, arranged inclusions and have slow growth, you can reach 60m in length and 15 inches in diameter This is the highest palm in the world. have a longevity of 200 years and more.
CAUSES OF EXTINCTION:
The abuse of the carved bark for buildings, corrals, fences and canals, bridges, and even houses, can in a few years the palm forests , and especially in areas of pasture, for there falls in progress to livestock grazing.
And the wrong operation of waxes that involves scraping the surface of the trunk and choose the tiny flakes like white powder, thaw whit heat to form a waxy mass that serves the raw material for making candles and candles help to predation.