Butia sp Paraguay

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Figure 1. B. sp. "Paraguay" in habitat, Paraguay


Common Names:


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.

Figure 2. B. sp. "Paraguay"
Figure 3. B. sp. "Paraguay" petioles
Figure 4. B. sp. "Paraguay" infructescence.

Contributed by:

Dr Gaston Torres Vera, Argentina Palms (Text & Figure 1,2,3&4).

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