Purple Yatay Palm
A smallish and very rare species from central Brazil, where it is found in savanna vegetation, often growing together
with Syagrus flexuosa, Attalea and Allagoptera. It grows a slender trunk that can reach up to 4 m (13 ft.) tall and
carries a small crown with elegantly arching, V-shaped, blueish-green leaves. As opposed to most other Butia, the
leaf stalk does not produce any spines. The fruits are purple. Butia purpurascens is a robust and easy to grow palm
for temperate, subtropical and dry tropical areas. As far as we know, seeds have not been commercially available ever.