Butia yatay

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Figure 1. Very attractive plant of B. yatay


Common Names:

Yatay Palm

Distribution & Habitat:



Seeds are larger then seeds of B. capitata, the trunk is thinner, and the leaves have roules and are grey, there are variations (several forms) within the species.


Seeds take for germinate aproximately 10 months, easy if fresh, the seedlings are slow and are cold resistent.

Figure 2. The above plant and its siblings.
Figure 3. Close-up of the trunk.

Contributed by:

Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Images copyright Argentina Palms) (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

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