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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Now containing plants. Jean-Christophe Pintaud’ Image credit to Palmweb. 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.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Photo by Jason Dewees, edric.

Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí)

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Water is then added to the pulp. The most common species used for flooring in the flood plain was Socratea exorrhiza, while Euterpe precatoria mainly serves precatoeia wallboards in both flood plain and terra firme communities. Arenga engleri Dwarf Sugar Palm. Syagrus oleracea Bitter Coconut.

Readable yet also very detailed. The Forest palm uses: This single-stemmed palm grows well from discarded or planted seeds. 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.


Euterpe precatoria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

The tree is rarely, if ever cultivated, but fruits are gathered from wild specimens. Aftersoaking the fruits in water overnight, the flesh is removed and the seeds are discarded. For making planking for floors and walls. One of the most precatorka species in the genus, Euterpe precatoria was divided by Henderson into two varieties.

Euterpe precatoria

Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Plants in native habitat Photograph by: Butia eriospatha Wooly Jelly Palm. Photo by Ryan D.

Prevents pregnant women lose their hair Borchsenius et al. Lodoicea maldivica Coco de Precatoroa. Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Serenoa repens Saw Palmetto. Gloria Galeano and A. The only recorded leaf vegetable. Henderson’ Image credit to Eutepre. In communities where the study was prectaoria by Brown and his colleagues, the main use of this species as a food source, reaping the fruits to consume as juice, chicha, “milk”, or by products of this massfollowed, in the same degree of importance the medicinal use, for handicrafts and as a source for obtaining Mojojoi Rhynchophorus palmarum.

This page has been accessed 14, times. Seedling leaves pinnately divided, the first ones with 2 pinnae on each side, appearing palmate. Sarapiqui Estacion Biologica La Selva. Fruits black, globose, about 1.


Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. Views Read View source View history. This palm is harvested for edible palm heart the apexand the trunk is used for many construction purposes.

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Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for suterpe long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. The decoction of the leaves is used to relieve pain pecho. The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. Butia purpurascens Purple Yatay Palm. Inflorescence erect, with axis cm long; branches tousually confined to the lower abaxial side of the rachis, cm long, mm in diameter, densely covered with whitish hairs.

Based on work by Konakid and MattyB. Grows well in humid, tropical climates. Euteepe The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice.

The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al. Last update on These hearts are also sold in the market place and are a favorite salad of tourists. Licuala grandis Vanuatu Fan Palm. Euterpe edulis Jussara Palm. Cook Rooseveltia frankliniana O. Tall plnt Photograph by:

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