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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The seed oil can further be used in making soaps and toiletries.

Now containing plants. Fruit are very numerous and a single raceme may weight up to 50 kg or even more! It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast. Views Read View source View history. Fresh seeds germinate quickly and the seedlings are attractive.

The sap is fermented producing alcoholic beverages. Scheelea butyracea is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves.

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Butyeacea cannot grow in the shade. Wood is used as construction material. Rich in oil[ ]. Author Mutis ex L. The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib. 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 artalea. Fruits for cattle and pigs. Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH.


The sap collects in the hollow where the bud was[ ]. Canopy palm with large ‘shuttlecock’ shaped leaves. It is completely spineless. Retrieved from ” http: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Aug. Crown of the plant Photograph by: Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. It can also yield fibre that can be used in rope-making butyyracea coarse buhyracea.

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Copy and print the QR code to a agtalea label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Male inflorescence, swarming with pollinating insects. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

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For more information about QR Codes click here. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L. Hot, sunny and moist. Over days the sap is collected and yields about 12 litres. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.


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The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses. Trees growing in homestead in Puerto Rico Photograph by: The young leaves have traditionally been used by Catholics in religious processions on Palm Sunday. Monoicous having distinct male and female flowers on the same plant Butyraeca 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.

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Attalea butyracea

It is not unusual to see offspring growing in the old leaf boots of a mature tree. Then they are positioned side by side and tied to rafters made of poles. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.