Butia sp Paraguay
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Distribution & Habitat:
Grasslands of north Paraguay on red sandy soils.
An undescribed Butia with a subterranean branched palm to 2 metre tall to the top of their leaves. Leaves rigid upright (not recurved) green, with long, soft and narrow leaflets. Large yellowish petiole with fibrose margins. Fruits 3-5 cms, large, brownish-violet.
More closely resembling a species of Syagrus than a Butia.
Unknown in cultivation.
Probably frost resistent as most Butias are. Drought tolerant.
Dr Gaston Torres Vera, Argentina Palms (Text & Figure 1,2,3&4).
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