Jelly Palm – Butia odorata (formerly capitata). Back to. Edible Palms Butia odorata older individual in the landscape with smoother stem and leaf scars rings. Fig. Butia odorata will succeed in all but the coldest temperate and warm temperate climates, but does not like tropical climates. One of the few truly hardy feather. Butia odorata. This palm is formerly classified as Butia capitata var odorata. Many experts consider it should be a separate species, and having seen the palm.

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Butia odorata – Useful Tropical Plants

Retrieved 19 September Ripe fruit still butai on the plant Photograph by: It is tart butja sweet at the same time, with a flesh similar to a loquat, but slightly more fibrous. Occasionally, translucent yellow-orange and necrotic speckling can also be seen toward the tips of the oldest leaves Figure 3.

Staminate and pistillate flowers are produced on the same inflorescence and may be reddish to yellow in color. This palm was also known incorrectly as Butia capitata for many years. Retrieved 17 September The 3—4-foot-long flower stalks eventually produce edible 1-inch-diameter yellow to orange fruits.

The petiole is armed with spines along the margins; the linear, blue-green or gray-green leaflets, with large brownish ramenta Fig. See other items More Atlas of Florida Plants.


If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. The petioles have spines along their margins. If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm.

These grains are bilaterally symmetrical, suboblate, monosulcate, and with the end piriform pear-shaped. Year ISBN 0 0 8 Description An excellent little booklet on the subject, though it does not mention many plant uses.

Butia odorata

Noblick ex Marcato, but he never published his thesis nor the name. The leaf stems range from about butiq 0. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Add to basket – In your basket.

Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. The trunk rarely exceeds 1m height, occasionally reaching 2m. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid.

This is both a common landscape palm as well as a back yard palm. In the United States, B. The pindo or jelly palm was formerly known by the scientific name Butia capitata. These peoples lived in sedentary to semi-permanent villages of numerous family longhouses arranged in circles around the centre, and had a culture including managing fallow lands for further agricultural production, wearing lip discs, ritual anthropophagic feasts with fermented beverages, long distance trade using roads, exclusive use of bark for fuel in pottery kilns and funerary hearths, and cremation with the odorrata buried in urns ocorata the village centre.


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Jelly Palm – Butia odorata

Hendersonreiterating my own view, wrote that “They the southern population should perhaps idorata recognized as a separate species, in which case Butia odorata would be the correct name Larry Noblick, pers. The leaf bases are strongly persistent and give the trunk a distinctive knobby appearance Figure 2. Note the necrosis of leaflets on the basal part of the youngest leaves.

Older leaves of potassium-deficient pindo palm. All except the nominate form are now considered synonyms of B. Unlike other butja of Butia except B. Butia capitata nehrlingiana Abbott ex Nehrl.