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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Attalea butyracea

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Prefers full sun but will tolerate half day sun. Retrieved from ” http: If harvested at the correct time with the leaves being neither too old nor too youngroofs made out of this material can last for four years or more[ ]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Gerardo Herrero’s Farm, Costa Rica. Downloaded on butracea August If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

The fruit has a fleshy and fibrous pulp which can be eaten raw.

Petiole very short or absent, sheats and petiole with stout, stiff fibres. Tall, broad, single, 3 to 20 m tall occasionally up to 45 m of butyrxcea and cm of diameter, grey with slight horizontal atalea, often covered with persistent leaf bases.


Good-tasting, with a thick – almost dry – consistency, and a mildly sweet and nutty flavour[ ]. Palms only have a set number of new leaves that can sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase that number.

For more information about QR Codes click here. This fills with a creamy or yellowish syrup which can be consumed fresh or fermented. An oil obtained from the seed is used in making soaps and toiletries[ ].

Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. Back to Attalea index. Boer Cocos butyracea Mutis ex L. Either as a single specimen or in groups, this is a strikingly beautiful species. Crown of the plant Photograph by: Special thanks to Palmweb. Monoicous having distinct male and female flowers on the same plant Inflorescences many-branched racemes borne among the leaves with large persisting spathes, fist all-male inflorescences are produced followed by a female, and then the pattern is repeated.

Male inflorescence, swarming with pollinating insects. Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The sap is fermented producing alcoholic beverages. It is often the only tree remaining in extensive pastures.

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Female flowers per branch, about 15 mm long. Plants succeed in moist tropical climates where temperatures never fall below 10c, the average annual rainfall is 1,mm or more and the driest month has 25mm or more rain[ ]. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. This page was last modified This page has been accessed 19, times.

A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk. Right plant wrong place. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. 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. The pulp is fleshy and fibrous[ ]. Scheelea butyracea is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves. The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib.

The seeds and the oil it produces can be eaten as well. Finally, the leaflets are woven together. Hot, sunny and consistently moist soil. Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex Butyrzcea.