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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Views Read View source View history. Tall plnt Photograph by: The cabbage or palm hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Euterpe precatoria Forest Acai.

Cyrtostachys renda Sealing Wax Palm. Delicate roots can make transplanting seedlings difficult.

Euterpe precatoria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits. Retrieved from ” http: Readable yet also very detailed. Fruits black, globose, about 1. Butia eriospatha Wooly Jelly Palm. Jean-Christophe Pintaud’ Image credit to Palmweb. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.


Stems solitary, or rarely clustered and then few together, to 20 m tall, cm in diameter. Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. Euterpe langloisii Burret Euterpe leucospadix H. Henderson’ Image credit to Palmweb.

Caryota urens Wine Palm. Fruits are soaked in water until soft and the flesh is eaten. The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. The constructors of houses choose the species based precaatoria the planned lifetime of the building, available labor, time, and the durability of the construction material. Photo by Tico da Pisa, edric.

Two varieties are recognised, both of which occur in Ecuador; Euterpe precatoria var. This palm is wuterpe for edible palm heart the apexand the trunk is used for many construction purposes. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.

Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí) « Rainforest Conservation Fund

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. The species ranges as far north as Central America. Syagrus oleracea Precstoria Coconut. The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al.

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Bactris maraja Maraja Palm. Entire trunks occasionally used as house posts. Water is then added to the pulp.


Another use, rare duterpe it was mentioned in some cases, the use of this palm for making cercas. Plants in native habitat Photograph by: Euterpe kalbreyeri Burret Euterpe karsteniana Engel.

Has a long, visible green crownshaft and huge leaves that grow to several feet long. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Photo by Ryan D. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Photo by Stephen Villiers, edric. Seedling leaves pinnately divided, the first ones with 2 pinnae on each side, appearing palmate. Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm.

Manual to the palms of Ecuador. 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. Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm. Euterpe microcarpa Burret Euterpe oleracea Engel. People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region.

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