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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The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al. Euterpe microcarpa Burret Euterpe oleracea Engel. 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.
Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Fruits are soaked in water until soft and the flesh is eaten. Description A tall palm tree growing to feet. Licuala grandis Vanuatu Fan Palm.
Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Small parrots eat the fruits. Euteepe Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Delicate roots can make transplanting seedlings difficult. The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits.
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Aiphanes aculeata Coyupe Palm. Clump of plants Photograph by: Lodoicea maldivica Coco de Mer. The constructors of houses choose the species based on the planned lifetime precattoria the building, available labor, time, and the durability of the construction material.
Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm. Henderson’ Image credit to Palmweb. The only recorded leaf vegetable.
Now containing plants. Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. Fruits black, globose, about 1.
Forest Acai – Euterpe precatoria
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Comprehensive information on the orecatoria range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.
Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Serenoa repens Saw Palmetto. Photo by Gaston Torres Vera, edric.
Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí)
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This single-stemmed palm grows well from discarded or planted seeds. Manual to the palms of Ecuador. The hair is washed with a decoction of smashed roots-it makes it grow well and stay black.
Would seem to prefer regular watering as it naturally grows near rivers and in flood plains. Readable yet also very detailed. A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria. This page has been accessed 14, times.
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Brooms are made from the fibers. In this region of the Amazon, use of the fruit is rare. Growing Environment Grows well in humid, tropical climates. Food, Heart, fruitshouse posts, thatch, hunting gear: The light, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any prevatoria.
Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.