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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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Gerardo Herrero’s Farm, Costa Rica. The fruit has a fleshy and fibrous pulp which can be eaten raw. We are currently updating this section.

Attalea butyracea

The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Wood is used as construction material.

The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib.

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It cannot grow in the shade. Canopy palm with large ‘shuttlecock’ shaped leaves. To attalfa a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast.


Attalea butyracea

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bjtyracea It is also common in secondary forests, disturbed areas, along roads and inside human dwellings. Fallen seeds Photograph by: Please view the copyright link for more information. A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk. Hot, sunny and moist. Harvesting this bud leads to the eventual death of the trunk because it is unable to produce side shoots[ K ]. Hot, sunny and consistently moist soil.

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Fresh seeds germinate quickly and the seedlings are attractive. It can also yield fibre that can be used in rope-making and coarse fabrics. The seeds and the oil it produces can be eaten as well. 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. Attalea humboldtiana Spruce Attalea macrocarpa H.

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Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Back to Arecaceae index. Attalea humboldtiana Spruce Attalea macrocarpa H.

Crown of the plant Photograph by: Beetle larvae from decaying stem. 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. It serves several functions such as food source and as material for construction. Palms only have a set number of new leaves that atalea sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase xttalea number.

The apical bud is athalea as a vegetable[ ]. It thrives in consistently moist soil and put on rapid growth with this ample water, and will also tolerate poor drainage, but it does not like to sit in continually wet, mucky soil. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Scheelea butyracea Mutis ex L.