Latin name: Euterpe precatoria. Vernacular name: Huassaí, chonta. Ethnobotany This palm is harvested for edible palm heart (the apex), and the trunk is used. Another widespread representative of the genus, E. precatoria is similar in many respects to E. oleraceaexcept that the former also occurs in. Antioxidant capacities of the fruit pulp of “açai” (Euterpe precatoria Mart.) were evaluated by chemical/cell based assays. ▻ Anti-inflammatory.

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Euterpe precatoria (watermelon crownshaft) — Vintage Green Farms with Tom Piergrossi

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Euterpe precatoria

Cyrtostachys renda Sealing Wax Palm. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.

This page has been accessed 14, times. Last update on Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al. Mauritia flexuosa Moriche Palm. Arenga engleri Dwarf Sugar Palm. Fruits black, globose, about 1.



The only recorded leaf vegetable. Euterpe oleracea Acai Palm. Retrieved from ” http: This page was last modified Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were eterpe in Inflorescence erect, with axis cm long; branches tousually confined to the lower abaxial side of the rachis, cm long, mm in diameter, densely covered with whitish hairs.

Leaves to 4 m long; crownshaft yellowish green; petiole green, glabrous; pinnae numerous, regularly inserted, narrow, strongly pendulous, the central ones cm long and cm wide. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Delicate roots can make transplanting seedlings difficult. The split leaves make a durable thatching material for houses. Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of baskets.

Here’s a specimen of a variegated race from the Amazon of this species. Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region. Euterpe edulis Jussara Palm. Bailey Euterpe jatapuensis Barb. Readable yet also very detailed. The tree is rarely, if ever cultivated, but fruits are gathered from wild specimens.


Euterpe precatoria – Wikipedia

The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits. Stilt roots Photograph by: One of the most widespread species in the genus, Euterpe precatoria was divided by Henderson into two varieties. The cabbage or palm hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. Publisher Kampong Publications, Prdcatoria.

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Photo by Ryan D. Butia purpurascens Purple Yatay Palm. Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Seedling leaves pinnately divided, the first ones with 2 pinnae on each side, appearing palmate. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.

Two varieties are recognised, both of which occur in Ecuador; Euterpe precatoria var.