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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Water is then added to the pulp. Has a long, visible green crownshaft and huge leaves that grow to several feet long. Cyrtostachys renda Sealing Wax Palm. Photo by Stephen Villiers, edric. This page was last modified Quinido Botanical Gardens, near Armenia, Colombia. Mauritia flexuosa Moriche Palm. In communities where the study was conducted 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.

Euterpe langloisii Burret Euterpe leucospadix H. Serenoa repens Saw Palmetto. Delicate roots can make transplanting seedlings difficult. Butia purpurascens Precatkria Yatay Palm.

Photo by Ryan D. Aftersoaking the fruits in water overnight, the flesh is removed and the seeds are discarded. Another use, rare but precaatoria was mentioned in some cases, the use of this palm for making cercas.


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. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.

Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent ruterpe, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms. Syagrus vagans Wandering Palm.

Aiphanes aculeata Coyupe Palm. Uses The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice. People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region. Jean-Christophe Pintaud’ Image credit to Palmweb. The constructors of houses choose the species based on the planned lifetime of the building, available labor, time, and the precatoroa of the construction material. Sarapiqui Estacion Biologica La Selva.

Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai.

Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí)

Butia eriospatha Wooly Jelly Palm. The Forest palm uses: Licuala precatorix Vanuatu Fan Palm. The hair is washed with a decoction of smashed roots-it makes it grow well and stay black. Last update on Photo by Tico da Pisa, edric.

Fruits are soaked in water until soft and the flesh is eaten.

Fruits black, globose, about 1. Henderson’ Image credit to Palmweb. The split leaves make a durable thatching material for houses.


Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the precwtoria uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

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The species ranges as far north as Central America. Food, Heart, fruitshouse posts, thatch, hunting gear: Special thanks to Palmweb. Views Read View source View history. If you would like precatora support this site, please consider Donating.

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Grows well in humid, tropical climates. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. 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 euferpe and keeps black. The only recorded leaf vegetable.

This single-stemmed palm grows well from discarded or planted seeds.

The cabbage or palm hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. Based on work by Konakid and MattyB. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Description A tall palm tree growing to feet. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.