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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A atfalea screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location. The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses. A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk. This trait gives it excellent potential for use as a pioneer species when restoring native wodland and, given its wide range of uses, makes it especially useful when establishing woodland gardens[ K ].

Tropicos | Name – Attalea butyracea (Mutis ex L. f.) Wess. Boer

Tall, broad, single, 3 to 20 m tall occasionally up to 45 m of height and cm of diameter, grey with slight horizontal constrictions, butyracsa covered with persistent leaf bases. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Wood – used for construction[ ].

The fruit has a fleshy and fibrous pulp which can be eaten raw. Major references and further lectures 1 Wikipedia contributors. Attalea butyracea otherwise known as Wine Palm is a tropical, evergreen plant that grows in dry forests in the Amazon. If harvested at the correct time with the leaves being neither too old nor too youngroofs made out of this material can last sttalea four years or more[ ].

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Thatched roof, made from the leaves bugyracea this plant Photograph by: 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. Palms only have a set number of new leaves that can sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase that number.

Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.

Trunk solitary, to 25 m tall and cm in diameter, sometimes with persistent bases on the distal part. A first class website. You can unsubscribe at anytime. If it doesn’t get enough Mn and Fe, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow buyracea. The sap is obtained by removing the apical bud which is edible.

This taxon has not yet been assessed. 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.

Downloaded on 21 August We are currently updating this section. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Good-tasting, with a thick – almost dry – consistency, and a mildly sweet and nutty flavour[ ]. Scheelea butyracea is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves. Fruits per branch, light brown to orange at maturity, cm long, with seeds.

Male inflorescence, swarming with pollinating insects. The sap collects in the hollow where the bud was[ ].

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It is hardy to zone UK Finally, the leaflets are woven together. Flowers buttyracea white to yellowish. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Common Name Wine Palm Family Arecaceae USDA hardiness Known Hazards None known Habitats An understorey tree of woodlands and forests, most commonly on edges and in areas of disturbance; also in grassland, sometimes in large stands; frequently in flat areas alongside streams; from the coastal plains to elevations of 1, metres[].

Medicinal and cosmetic – The roots are used in extracts for hepatitis. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The leaves are widely used for thatching roofs and for weaving.