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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These large palms stand often above the surrounding vegetation in many locations. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

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Attalea butyracea – Useful Tropical Plants

Scheelea butyracea Mutis ex L. Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: This species spreads very rapidly in disturbed, human-made habitats[ ]. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast. This page was last modified Central to south American tropics, comprising: The buutyracea is obtained by removing the apical bud which is edible.


Rich in oil[ ]. Hot, sunny and consistently moist soil. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. They are mashed and mixed with roasted cooking bananas.

Male flowers pale yellow, with club shaped petals mm long, and 6 stamens of the butytacea length as the petals. The seeds and the oil buyyracea produces can be eaten as well. Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes. The seed oil can further be buytracea in making soaps and toiletries. Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH.

All plant pages have their own unique code. Seed – pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers[ ]. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Leaves arching, with twisted leaf axis so that the distal part of the blade stands in a vertical plane; pinnae to on each side, regularly inserted in one plane, the central ones cm long and cm wide, with prominent, wavy cross veins.

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Attalea butyracea

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Last update on The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Fruit butyracex raw[ ].

If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm. It is hardy to zone UK Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on butracea, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.


The apical bud is eaten as a vegetable[ ]. It serves several functions such as butyyracea source and as material for construction. Major references and further lectures 1 Wikipedia contributors. For more information about QR Codes click here. A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm attalsa a cavity excavated in the trunk.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. 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 attalwa the tropics in frost-free regions USDA Zones Aerosol salt tolerance: Female flowers per branch, about 15 mm long.

Medicinal and cosmetic – The roots are used in extracts agtalea hepatitis. Attalea butyracea – Mutis ex L. Hot, sunny and moist. The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses.

Then they are positioned side by side and tied to rafters made of poles. Sap – fermented to yield an alcoholic beverage[ ].

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