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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It cannot grow buthracea the shade. Scheelea wallisii Huber Burret. Retrieved from ” http: This fills with a creamy or yellowish syrup which can be consumed fresh or fermented.

However it can be difficult to get it to look its best without a great amount of heat and sun and so it is only really suited to the tropics in frost-free regions USDA Zones Aerosol salt tolerance: Trees growing in homestead in Puerto Rico Photograph by: Attalea butyracea Photo by: Rich in oil[ ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Gerardo Herrero’s Farm, Costa Rica.

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. An oil obtained from the atalea is used in making soaps and toiletries[ ].


It is a great palm in a boggy spot where the land has been raped, and drainage is not so good. Fruits for cattle and attaleea. If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm. Special thanks to Palmweb.

Generally, roofs made of palm leaves must be quite steep to encourage the runoff of rainwater and to avoid seepage and leaks[ ]. Fruit butyraeca very numerous and butyrracea single raceme may weight up to 50 kg or even more! The seeds and the oil it produces can be eaten as well. Grows best in a hot, sunny position[ ]. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Attalea butyracea – Wikipedia

The young leaves have traditionally been used by Catholics in religious processions on Palm Sunday. Scheelea dryanderae Burret Scheelea excels H. Hot, sunny and moist.

If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as bytyracea do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. The seeds are eaten[ ]. Male inflorescence, swarming with pollinating insects. An edible oil is obtained from the seed[ ]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast.


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Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Fresh seeds germinate quickly and the seedlings are attractive. Attalea butyracea otherwise known as Wine Nutyracea is a tropical, evergreen plant that grows in dry forests in the Amazon. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

Palms only have a set number of new leaves that can sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase that number. Ripening fruits Photograph by: Pinnate, very large, m long often curved. Major references and further lectures 1 Wikipedia contributors.

Attalea butyracea

A first class website. Attalea humboldtiana Spruce Attalea macrocarpa H. The fruit has a fleshy and fibrous pulp which can be eaten raw. Back to Arecaceae index. Wood – used for construction[ ]. Trees growing on a hillside Photograph by: