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 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 black. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
Brahea edulis Guadalupe Palm. For making planking for floors and walls. The constructors of houses choose the species based on the planned lifetime of the building, available labor, time, and the durability of the construction material.
People are beginning to use it for beautifying roadways in the Iquitos region. Retrieved from ” http: Prevents pregnant women lose their hair Borchsenius et al. Leaves in the crown, spreading and somewhat arched; sheath 0.
Uses The fruits are quite tasty fresh and are popularly processed into a type of juice. Butia eriospatha Wooly Jelly Palm. Food, Heart, fruitshouse posts, thatch, hunting gear: The most common species used for flooring in the flood plain was Socratea exorrhiza, while Euterpe precatoria mainly serves for wallboards in both flood plain and terra firme communities. Euterpe precatoria Precatorla Acai.
The fruits also may be used to prepare a refreshing drink. Has a long, visible green crownshaft and huge leaves that grow to several feet long. In this region of the Amazon, use of the fruit is rare. Stilt roots Photograph by: Manual to the palms of Ecuador. Water is then added to the pulp. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
Licuala grandis Vanuatu Fan Palm. Photo by Gaston Torres Vera, edric. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Forest Acai.
Would seem to prefer regular watering as it naturally grows near rivers and in flood plains. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Baker Image credit to Palmweb.
The cabbage or precatoriia hearts are extracted and eaten by the natives at Easter time. These hearts are also sold in the market place and are a favorite salad of tourists.
Euterpe kalbreyeri Burret Euterpe karsteniana Engel. Stems solitary, or rarely clustered and then few together, to 20 m tall, cm in diameter. Precahoria images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits.
Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. Another use, rare but it was mentioned in some cases, the use of this palm for making cercas. Clump of plants Photograph by: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Euterpe edulis Jussara Palm.
Ripe fruits Photograph by: