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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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Quinido Botanical Gardens, near Armenia, Colombia. People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region.
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Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of baskets. Licuala grandis Vanuatu Fan Palm.
Two varieties are recognised, both of which occur in Ecuador; Euterpe precatoria var. Brooms are made from the fibers.
Euterpe precatoria – Useful Tropical Plants
Inflorescence erect, with axis cm long; branches tousually confined to the lower abaxial side of the rachis, cm long, mm in diameter, densely covered with whitish hairs. The most common species used for flooring in the flood plain was Socratea exorrhiza, while Euterpe precatoria mainly serves for wallboards in both flood plain and terra firme communities.
Entire trunks occasionally used as house posts. The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. This palm euteepe harvested for edible palm heart the apexand the trunk is used for many construction purposes. Water is then added to the pulp. It is also important for building use for developing different cultural elements and tools for making household utensils and as a source of palm.
Publisher Kampong Publications, California.
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If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Aftersoaking the fruits in water euteerpe, the flesh is removed and the seeds are discarded. Syagrus vagans Wandering Palm.
Cyrtostachys renda Sealing Wax Palm. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.
For making planking for floors and walls. 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.
Readable yet also very detailed. Euterpe oleracea Acai Palm. Photo by Jason Dewees, edric.
Retrieved from ” http: Fruits are soaked in water until soft and the flesh is eaten. Stilt roots Photograph by: All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits.
Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí)
Henderson’ Image credit to Palmweb. Sarapiqui Estacion Biologica La Selva. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria.
Uses The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In this region of the Amazon, use of the fruit is rare.
Areca catechu Betel Nut. Syagrus romanzoffianum Queen Palm. Seedling leaves pinnately divided, the first ones with 2 pinnae on each side, appearing palmate. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.