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 light, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any crop.

Photo by Gaston Torres Vera, edric. Fruits black, globose, about 1.

Stilt roots Photograph eutsrpe Clump of plants Photograph by: Gloria Galeano and A. Has a long, visible green crownshaft and huge leaves that grow to several feet long. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Photo by Ryan D.


Back to Palm Encyclopedia. The Forest palm uses: Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm.

Euterpe precatoria

Prevents pregnant women lose their hair Borchsenius et al. The constructors of houses choose the species based on the planned lifetime of the building, available labor, time, and the durability of the construction material. Cook Rooseveltia frankliniana O. Two varieties are recognised, both of which occur in Ecuador; Euterpe precatoria var.

Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Stems solitary, or rarely clustered and then few together, to 20 m tall, cm in diameter. Euterpe precatoria Forest Acai. Euterpe microcarpa ;recatoria Euterpe oleracea Engel. These hearts are also sold in the market place and are a favorite salad of tourists. Butia capitata Jelly Palm. Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of preactoria.

Views Read Eutedpe source View history. One of the most widespread species in the genus, Euterpe precatoria was divided by Henderson into two varieties.

Photo by Stephen Villiers, edric. Grows well in humid, tropical climates.


Forest Acai – Euterpe precatoria

Brooms are made from the fibers. This single-stemmed palm grows well from discarded or planted seeds. Entire trunks occasionally used as house posts. Lodoicea maldivica Coco de Mer.

The tree is rarely, if ever cultivated, but fruits are gathered from wild specimens. For making planking for floors and walls. Ripe fruits Photograph by: Retrieved from ” http: This page was last modified Euterpe kalbreyeri Burret Euterpe karsteniana Engel.

Photo by Jason Dewees, eutepre.

Euterpe precatoria – Useful Tropical Plants

Growing Environment Grows well in humid, tropical climates. The cabbage or palm hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. The leaves are sometimes used for thatching houses Borchsenius et al.