Butyagrus x alegretensis

From Pacsoa
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !

If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.

Figure 1. B. x alegretensis leaf detail

Contents

Distribution & Habitat:

This hybrid occurs naturally in areas where the species Butia lallemantii and Syagrus romanzoffiana grow together, in Rio Grande do Sul state – Brazil and Uruguai, often found in Alegrete municipality (Rio Grande do Sul)

Description:

Solitary or with two stem, up to 3.50 m tall. Stem 22-30 cm diam. Leaves 9-19, 100-220 cm long; leaflets 35–40 per side, regularly arranged, inserted in 1 or more planes, quite consistent arranged among themselves inserted on “V” along the rachis; Inflorescences 100 cm long; peduncular bract grooved. Fruits 2.5-3.0 1.8-2.7 cm, maturing yellow or yellowish green; endocarp 1.8 -2.6 0.9-1.4 cm; 1-2 sterile seeds.

Culture:

Possibly fast to moderate growth. Very cold hardy.

Figure 2. B. x alegretensis

Gallery:

Contributed by:

Kelen P. Soares, see RODRIGUESIA 65(1): p.113-139. 2014.

External Links:

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk