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Taxon: Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc.

Genus: Butia
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Arecoideae tribe: Cocoseae subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 8181
Place of publication: Agric. Colon. 10:489, 507, t. 5, figs. 7-8. 1916
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).


Common names:

  • jelly palm   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • pindo palm   (Source: Dis. & Disor.) – English
  • South American jelly palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • butia de vinaigre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Butiapalme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Geleepalme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • butia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • butiapalm   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Goias, Minas Gerais

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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