Butia Eriospatha


Genus : Butia

Enhance your garden with the Butia Eriospatha Fruit Plant. Native to South America, this plant bears delectable fruits with a juicy texture and a delightful flavor. Whether eaten fresh or incorporated into recipes, the Butia Eriospatha fruits are sure to please your taste buds.

Butia Eriospatha is a species of palm tree that is native to Brazil and Uruguay. It is commonly known as the woolly jelly palm, and it is named so because of its fruit’s woolly appearance. The tree grows up to 6 meters tall, and it has a trunk that is covered with rough, fibrous bark.

The leaves of Butia Eriospatha are pinnate and arching, with numerous leaflets that are arranged in a feather-like pattern. The leaves are bluish-green in color, and they can grow up to 3 meters long. The tree is dioecious, which means that it has separate male and female plants. The flowers are small, yellow, and are borne on a long inflorescence that emerges from the center of the crown. The female flowers give rise to fruit, which is round or oval, about 2.5 cm in diameter, and covered with dense woolly fibers.

The fruit of Butia Eriospatha is edible, and it is used to make jellies and jams. The fruit has a sweet, juicy pulp with a flavor that is similar to apricots. The fruit is high in vitamins A and C, and it is a good source of dietary fiber.

Butia Eriospatha is a hardy palm tree that is tolerant of a range of soils, from sandy to clayey. It prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. The tree is drought-tolerant and can survive extended periods of dry weather. It is relatively pest and disease-free and requires little maintenance once established. The tree is an attractive ornamental plant that is commonly used in landscaping, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions.


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