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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It is not unusual to see offspring growing in the old leaf boots of a mature tree. Prefers full atttalea but will tolerate half day sun. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L. Female flowers per branch, about 15 mm long. It is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast.

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Trees growing in homestead in Puerto Rico Photograph by: The leaves are widely used for thatching roofs and for weaving. If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm. This page was last modified Back to Attalea index. It dislike hot dry winds. A first class website. Prefers a moist soil and probably does not mind butytacea drainage[ ].


You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select butyrqcea. Downloaded on 21 August Gerardo Herrero’s Farm, Costa Rica. Right plant wrong place.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Prune diseased, damaged or drying fronds, but do not prune if the frond still has some green colour. Scheelea passargei Burret Scheelea regia H.

Over days the sap is collected and yields about 12 litres. Ara macao feeding on Attalea fruits Photograph by: QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Male flowers pale yellow, with club shaped petals mm long, and 6 stamens of butjracea same length as the petals.

Fruits for cattle and pigs.

Attalea butyracea

For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. QR Code What’s this? The fruit has a fleshy and attalew pulp which can be eaten raw. The sap is fermented producing alcoholic beverages.


We are currently updating this section. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Plants succeed in moist tropical butyraccea where temperatures never fall below 10c, the average annual rainfall is 1,mm or more and the driest month has 25mm or more rain[ ]. Seed – pre-soak attaela 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers[ ].

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Micronutrient deficiencies are occasional problems. It is completely spineless. Seasonal and wet forests, open savannah, transition from floodplain to uplands and river margins. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Aug.

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