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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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Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.

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Now containing plants. This page was euterps modified Sarapiqui Estacion Biologica La Selva. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The only recorded leaf vegetable. Here’s a specimen of a variegated race from the Amazon of this species. Manual to the palms of Ecuador. Bailey Euterpe jatapuensis Barb.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Photo by Jason Dewees, edric.

The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. Serenoa repens Saw Palmetto. A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Euterpe langloisii Burret Euterpe leucospadix H. In this region of the Amazon, use of the fruit is rare.


Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

Description A tall palm tree growing to feet. Licuala grandis Vanuatu Fan Palm. Stems solitary or caespitose growing in tufts or clumpsbut then not forming large clumps, erect, m tall. Euterpe microcarpa Burret Euterpe oleracea Engel. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

Euterpe precatoria – Wikipedia

Plants in native habitat Photograph by: The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits. The species ranges as far north as Central America. Views Read View source View history.

Clump of plants Photograph by: The tree is rarely, if ever cultivated, but fruits are gathered from wild specimens. The roots are used as medicinal Henderson2 cited by Brown et al4especially against muscular pain and snake bites, are also used for the hair to grow well and keeps black.

Aftersoaking the fruits in water overnight, the flesh is removed and the seeds are prfcatoria.

Please visit our seed store to view current selections. This palm is harvested for edible palm heart the apexand the trunk is used for many construction purposes. Photo by Gaston Torres Vera, edric. Euterpe oleracea Acai Palm. The duterpe, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any crop.


Special thanks to Palmweb. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Euterpe edulis Jussara Palm. The hair is washed with a decoction of smashed roots-it makes it eutrpe well and stay black.

The cabbage or palm hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. 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.

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An precatorix, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Butia capitata Jelly Palm. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Photo by Ryan D. Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of baskets.