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Attalea phalerata  Urucuri Palm

= Scheelea phalerata

Attalea phalerata – Urucuri Palm Attalea phalerata – Urucuri Palm
Product Code: Y1-86700
Ornamental Value: Average
Availability: Out of stock

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A lovely Attalea widespread from southeastern Colombia to Bolivia and Brazil. It has up to 30 huge leaves held erect in a shuttlecock-like crown giving it a full and plumose appearance. Its stout trunk is rarely taller than 4 m (13 ft.) and often covered with old leafbases. The bright yellow fruits are up to 11 cm (4.5 in.) long and the incredibly hard-shelled seeds are a popular diet of the rare hyacinth macaw. They are rich in oil and very tasty indeed. In the wild, Attalea phalerata grows in both savannah and forest. A palm for parks and large gardens, suitable for both tropical and subtropical regions.
Cultural Requirements
Frost Tolerance Light
Water Requirements High
Wind Tolerance Moderate
Appearance
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Form Large Tree
Palmlike Tree
Ornamental Value Average
Uses
Properties Evergreen
Gardening Landscaping
Ornamental
Food/Medicinal Edible Oil
Edible Seed/Nut
Synonymes
Popular Synonymes Scheelea phalerata
Classification
Plant Group Palms
Botanical Order Arecales
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