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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Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

Attalea butyracea Wine Palm PFAF Plant Database

It can also yield fibre that can be used in rope-making and coarse fabrics. It serves several functions such as food source and as material for construction. This fills with a creamy or yellowish syrup which can be consumed fresh or fermented.

Fresh seeds germinate quickly and the seedlings are attractive. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. We are currently updating this section. It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.


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Generally, roofs made of palm leaves must be quite steep to encourage the runoff of rainwater and to avoid seepage and leaks[ ]. 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[ ].

Micronutrient deficiencies are occasional problems. It dislike hot dry winds. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Please ahtalea the copyright link for more information. The seed oil can further be used in making soaps and toiletries. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.


Sap – fermented to yield an alcoholic beverage[ ]. Scheelea butyracea Mutis ex L. It is often the only tree remaining in extensive pastures.

All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Boer Attalea pycnocarpa Wess. Attalea butyracea Photo by: Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes.

The fruit is 8cm or more long and 6cm wide[ ], borne in very large racemes[ ]. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. Attalea butyracea is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m 49ft at a medium rate. QR Code What’s this?

This page was last modified The pulp is fleshy and fibrous[ ]. Over days the sap is collected and yields about 12 litres. It is a very large massive easy to grow palm that likes sandy soil, but is adaptable to clay and loam both slightly alkaline and acidic.

If it doesn’t get enough Mn and Fe, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. A fibre obtained from the leaves can be used to make ropes and coarse fabrics[ ]. Then they are positioned side by side artalea tied to rafters made of poles.


Attalea butyracea

They are mashed and mixed with roasted cooking bananas. John Dransfield Image credit to Palmweb. A wine-like beverage is attzlea cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk. Boer Cocos butyracea Mutis ex L.

Attalea butyracea – Wikispecies

Central to south American tropics, comprising: Prefers a moist soil and probably does not mind poor drainage[ ]. A first class website.

Female flowers per branch, about 15 mm long. The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses.

The seed takes 2 – 3 months to germinate[ ]. Leaves are butyraceea for thatching the outer coveringof traditional houses. This page has been accessed 19, times. A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted aytalea a sunny location. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

The fruit has aftalea fleshy and fibrous pulp which can be eaten raw. Good-tasting, with a thick – almost dry – consistency, and a mildly sweet and nutty flavour[ ]. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.

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