Attalea butyracea is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Bees. Scheelea butyracea (Mutis ex L.f.) ex in Kerchove de Denterghem, Palmiers: (). Heterotypic. Attalea blepharopus Mart. in. Description: Attalea butyracea (syn. Scheelea butyracea) is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves. It is completely spineless. It may be.

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Scheelea passargei Burret Scheelea regia H. This page has been accessed 19, times. Ara macao feeding on Attalea fruits Photograph by: Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L. Grows best in a hot, sunny position[ ].

John Dransfield Image credit to Palmweb. The young leaves have traditionally been used by Catholics in religious processions on Palm Sunday.

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Prefers full sun but will attaoea half day sun. Attalea butyracea otherwise known as Wine Palm is a tropical, evergreen plant that grows in dry forests in the Amazon. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Aug. The sap collects in the hollow where the bud was[ ].

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Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Then they are positioned side by side and tied to rafters made of poles. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Boer Attalea pycnocarpa Wess. Boer Cocos butyracea Mutis ex L. Leaves are used for thatching the outer coveringof traditional houses. The pulp of the fruit is used to prepare drinks and can be made into a fermented drink while the oil extracted from the kernel is edible.


Attalea butyracea

A fibre obtained from the leaves can be used to make ropes and coarse fabrics[ ]. Right plant wrong place. Fruit – raw[ ]. It is a great palm in a boggy spot where the land has been raped, and drainage is not so good. Fruits per branch, light brown to orange at maturity, cm long, with seeds.

Trees growing in homestead in Puerto Rico Photograph by: Fruit are very numerous and a single raceme may weight up to 50 kg or even more! Scheelea butyracea Mutis ex L.

Harvesting this bud leads to the eventual death of the trunk because it is unable to produce side shoots[ K ]. The leaves are widely used for thatching roofs and for weaving. If you bjtyracea off more than what will grow annually, butyraceq could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm. The book can be downloaded from the Internet. For more information about QR Codes click here.

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Attalea butyracea – Wikispecies

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[ ]. Leaflets pinnae to pairs, up to 1 m long evenly spaced, arranged vertically on one plane, sometime irregularly arranged and clustered in on young plants.


Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Scheelea butyracea is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves. Year ISBN Description The second edition of attalez excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

Tropicos | Name – Attalea butyracea (Mutis ex L. f.) Wess. Boer

Tall, broad, single, 3 to 20 m tall occasionally up to 45 m of height and cm of diameter, grey with slight horizontal constrictions, often covered with persistent leaf bases. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. It is also common in secondary forests, disturbed areas, along roads and inside human dwellings. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L. A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk.

Generally, roofs made of palm leaves must be quite steep to encourage the runoff of rainwater and to avoid seepage and leaks[ ]. Prefers a moist soil and probably does not mind poor drainage[ ]. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Attalea humboldtiana Spruce Attalea macrocarpa H.