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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Palms only have a set number of new leaves that can sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase that number. Generally, roofs made of palm leaves must be quite steep to encourage the runoff of rainwater and to avoid seepage and leaks[ ]. Scheelea butyracea Mutis ex L.

It cannot grow in the shade.

Attalea butyracea

The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib. Central to south American tropics, comprising: If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. It is hardy to zone UK Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. This page has been accessed 19, times. Trunk solitary, to 25 m tall and cm in diameter, sometimes with persistent bases on the distal part.


An edible oil is obtained from the seed[ ]. The apical bud is consumed as vegetable. A wine-like beverage is obtained cutting down the palm and a cavity excavated in the trunk.

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It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast. Boer Attalea pycnocarpa Wess. Ara macao feeding on Attalea fruits Photograph by: To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

If you cut ubtyracea more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm. Fruit – raw[ ]. Prefers full sun but will tolerate half day sun. Sap – fermented to yield an alcoholic beverage[ ]. This trait gives it excellent potential for use as a buturacea species when restoring native wodland and, given its wide range of uses, makes it especially useful when establishing woodland gardens[ K ].

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This page was last modified Attalea butyracea is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m 49ft at a medium rate.

Comprehensive information on the plants attalae and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Right plant wrong place.

Back to Arecaceae index. It prefers dry or moist soil. Rich in oil[ ]. Back to Palm Encyclopedia.

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QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. An oil obtained from the seed is used in making soaps and toiletries[ ]. 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, butracea in large stands; frequently in flat areas alongside streams; from the coastal plains to elevations of 1, metres[].

Over days the sap is collected and yields about 12 litres. The sap is obtained by removing the apical bud which is edible. We are currently updating this section.

Scheelea wallisii Huber Burret.

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