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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Scheelea attslea Mutis ex L. Boer Cocos butyracea Mutis ex L. This species spreads very rapidly in disturbed, human-made habitats[ ]. Attalea butyracea Mutis ex L.

Scheelea butyracea is a huge solitary palm with large erect and gently arching leaves. 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. It is often the only tree remaining in extensive pastures.

A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location. Views Read View source View history.

It prefers dry or moist soil. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.

Downloaded on 21 August A fibre obtained from the leaves can be used to make ropes and coarse fabrics[ ]. Fruits per branch, light brown to orange at maturity, cm long, with seeds. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

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It dislike hot dry winds. Micronutrient deficiencies are occasional problems.

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For more information about QR Codes click here. Seasonal and wet forests, aattalea savannah, transition from floodplain to uplands and river margins. This fills with a creamy or yellowish syrup which can be consumed fresh or fermented.

It is not unusual to see offspring growing in the old leaf boots of a mature tree.

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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.

Prune diseased, damaged or drying fronds, but do not prune if the frond still has some green colour. Ara macao feeding on Attalea fruits Photograph by: It has a straight, single stem that can grow up to 50 cm in diameter. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

Generally, roofs made of palm leaves must be quite steep to encourage the runoff of rainwater and to avoid seepage agtalea leaks[ ]. Finally, the leaflets are woven together. Wood – used for construction[ ]. Rich in oil[ ]. It is also common in secondary forests, disturbed areas, along roads and inside human dwellings.

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. It is completely spineless. We are currently updating this section. The fronds are widely used for thatch roofs, and different part of the palm has some particular uses.


The large fronds are split longitudinally, along the mid rib. Fruit are very numerous and a single raceme may weight up to 50 kg or even more! Please view the copyright link for more information. QR Code What’s this?

An oil obtained from the seed is used in making soaps and toiletries[ ]. Fresh seeds germinate quickly and the seedlings are attractive. 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. Attalea butyracea Photo by: The seed oil can further be used in making soaps and toiletries.

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Attalea butyracea

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Thatched roof, made from the leaves of this plant Photograph by: Attalea butyracea is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m 49ft at a medium rate. Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index.