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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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Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Euterpe edulis Jussara Palm.

Quinido Botanical Gardens, near Armenia, Colombia. 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. Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm.

Jubaea chilensis Chilean Wine Palm. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. Mauritia flexuosa Moriche Palm. The light, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any crop. Tall plnt Photograph by: Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm. This single-stemmed palm grows well from discarded or planted seeds.


Cook Rooseveltia frankliniana O. Views Read View source View history. Serenoa repens Saw Palmetto.

Forest Acai – Euterpe precatoria

Photo by Gaston Torres Vera, edric. The constructors of houses choose the species based on the planned lifetime precatpria the building, available labor, time, and the durability of the construction material. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Growing Environment Grows well in humid, tropical climates.

Leaves in the crown, spreading and somewhat arched; sheath 0.

Jean-Christophe Pintaud’ Image credit to Palmweb. Special thanks to Palmweb. The roots are used as medicinal Henderson2 cited by Brown et al4especially against muscular pain and snake bites, are also used for the hair to grow well and keeps black. The most common species used for flooring in the flood plain was Socratea exorrhiza, while Euterpe precatoria mainly serves for wallboards in both flood plain and terra firme communities.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits.

Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of baskets. The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al.

Uses The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice. Ripe fruits Photograph by: Bailey Euterpe jatapuensis Barb. Syagrus vagans Wandering Palm. Back to Palm Encyclopedia.


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Stems solitary, or rarely clustered and then few together, to 20 m tall, cm in diameter. People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region. In this region of the Amazon, use of the fruit is rare. Lodoicea maldivica Coco de Mer. The tree is rarely, if ever cultivated, but fruits are gathered from wild specimens.

The Forest palm uses: Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. In communities where the study was conducted by Brown and his colleagues, the main use of this species as a food source, reaping the fruits to consume as juice, chicha, “milk”, or by products of this massfollowed, in the same degree of importance the medicinal use, for handicrafts and as a source for obtaining Mojojoi Rhynchophorus palmarum.

Grows well in humid, tropical climates. Gloria Galeano and A.

Euterpe precatoria

Butia capitata Jelly Palm. Two varieties are recognised, both of which occur in Ecuador; Euterpe precatoria var. Fruits black, globose, about 1.


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