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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The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Photo by Tico da Pisa, edric. Would seem to prefer preactoria watering as it naturally grows near rivers and in flood plains. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador. Based on work by Konakid and MattyB. Euterpe kalbreyeri Burret Euterpe karsteniana Engel. Growing Environment Grows well in humid, tropical climates.

Euterpe precatoria (Huassaí)

Special thanks to Palmweb. The light, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any crop. Fiber are generally obtained from the leaf rachis of Attalea phalerata and Euterpe precatoria, and are utilized for the production of baskets.

Fruits black, globose, about 1. The fruits are edible and can be used much like the regular acai fruits. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

Prevatoria edulis Guadalupe Palm. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. The leaves are sometimes preecatoria for thatching houses Borchsenius et al. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. The Forest palm uses: Jubaea chilensis Chilean Wine Palm.

Views Read View source View history. This palm is harvested for edible palm heart the apexand the trunk is used for many construction purposes. Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai. Water is then added to the pulp. Grows well in humid, tropical climates.

Euterpe precatoria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

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 well and keeps precatoris.

Uses The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice. Photo by Jason Dewees, edric.

The split leaves make a euyerpe thatching material for houses. Bailey Euterpe jatapuensis Barb. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Fruits are soaked in water until soft and the flesh is eaten. For making planking for floors and walls. A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria. Precatooria vulgare Tucuma Palm. Henderson’ Image credit to Palmweb.

Euterpe precatoria (watermelon crownshaft) — Vintage Green Farms with Tom Piergrossi

Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms. The decoction of the leaves is used to relieve pain pecho. Brahea armata Mexican Blue Palm.