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Palm - Butia capitata

Upper Botanical Garden

Native to South America, Butia capitata, commonly known as jelly palm, is a slow-growing unassuming-sized evergreen palm (4-8m tall x 2.5-4 m wide). It is characterised by a short, stout trunk culminating in rounded crown of curved bluish-green fronds. In spring, large panicles of small cream-coloured or reddish-purple flowers with a fruity fragrance blossom among the foliage, followed by a large number of rich fruits with juicy flesh. It favours full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.

Text by
Paolo Basetti
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