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A recently described, new palm native to northeastern Argentina, where it grows on sandy soils alongside the Uruguay River in the southeast of Corrientes province. It is one of the larger Butia, but does not grow as tall as Butia yatay. It has very finely pinnate, bluish leaves and retains leaves for a long time after they have turned brown, forming a small skirt below the crown. Butia noblickii was named after American botanist and Butia expert Larry Noblick. It is endangered in its native habitat by agriculture and forestry. In cultivation it is present only in a few collections.