Jelly Palm – Butia odorata (formerly capitata). Back to. Edible Palms Butia odorata older individual in the landscape with smoother stem and leaf scars rings. Fig. Butia odorata will succeed in all but the coldest temperate and warm temperate climates, but does not like tropical climates. One of the few truly hardy feather. Butia odorata. This palm is formerly classified as Butia capitata var odorata. Many experts consider it should be a separate species, and having seen the palm.

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Butia odorata – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Bailey [] Butia capitata var. It does not occur in more humid habitats. Jelly Palm, Pindo Palm Butia odorata is now the proper name for one of the best known palms in California, what was Butia capitata. Even more confusingly; plants with the invented name B. Add to Watch list Watching. odorataa

Until this species was lumped together with Butia capitataa species first described odorataa Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius in in montane grasslands in the inner country in Minas Gerais. We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful.

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The seed is much smaller than Butia capitata seed, and can be round to oval in shape. Cladonia ahtii and C. Butia odorata frequently serves as a host for the epiphyte fig species Ficus cestrifolia locals sometimes believe that fruit from these trees is much more sweet. The ripe fruit have a persistent perianth and may be coloured yellow, orange, red, greenish-yellow or purple. The sweet-tart flavor is reminiscent of both apricots and a pineapple-banana mixture. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.


The inflorescence is branched to the first order.

Butia odorata

Note the translucent yellow spotting and leaflet tip necrosis. The leaf bases are strongly persistent and give the trunk a distinctive knobby appearance Figure 2. I will not pretend that these plants all have to be exactly the same species, but all are labeled Butia capitata. Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes. Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.

These palms are often called Butia capitata in horticulture. Horticultural Characteristics Minimum Temp: International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Beccari half-heartedly accepted Barbosa Rodrigues’ name when he created Butia capitata var. People who viewed this item also viewed. Noblick also notes that much of its former habitat was being converted to rice fields. Like all species of Butia studied, this species has relatively larger pollen grains than that of other genera of palm present in Rio Grande buyia SulBrazil.

Although it is not common, manganese Mn deficiency see Manganese Deficiency in Palmshttp: This palm is not recommended for subtropical and tropical climates. Butia capitata pulposa Barb.

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Butia odorata – Palms For California

Adult palms may not be felled or moved without government permission. Note the necrosis of leaflets on the basal part of the youngest leaves.

Excellent service, exactly as described and promptly despatched. Accepted, Eligibility for PayPal Credit is determined at checkout. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. The taste is a mixture of pineapple, apricot, and vanilla.

Odoardo Beccari subsumed these as varieties of Butia capitata in Back to home page Return to top. Views Read View source View history. He also named two new taxa as varieties of B.

Btia is cultivated as a fruit tree in Brazil and Uruguay, and especially the larger-fruited, semi-domesticated, pulposa -type plants are reasonably common in local orchards. If whole bunches are harvested, they tend to ripen all at once. Palms only have a set number of new leaves that can sprout and grow per year and removing fronds will not increase that number.

Then of course the Huntington has a half dozen Butia paraguayensis and Butia odlrata, there, too. It was discovered in the state of Minas Gerais by Martius near the town of Montes Claros and is a cerrado-loving palm endemic to the central planalto region of Brazil.