Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc., Agric. Colon. 10: 504 1916. (syn: Butia bonnetii Becc.; Butia capitata var. liliaceifolia (Chabaud) Becc.; Butia capitata var. rubra Mattos; Butia leiospatha (Barb.Rodr.) Becc.; Butia nehrlingiana L.H. Bailey; Calappa capitata (Mart.) Kuntze; Calappa leiospatha (Barb.Rodr.) Kuntze; Cocos capitata Mart.; Cocos capitata var. leiospatha (Barb. Rodr.) Berger; Cocos leiospatha Barb.Rodr.; Cocos leiospatha var. angustifolia Drude; Cocos liliaceifolia Chabaud; Syagrus capitata (Mart.) Glassman);
This palm grows up to 6m (exceptionally 8m) in a slow but steady manner. It is easily identifiable with feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick stout trunk.
Butia capitata is notable as one of the hardiest feather palms, tolerating temperatures down to about −10 °C; it is widely cultivated in warm temperate regions. For example, it is commonly grown on the East Coast of the United States as far north as Virginia Beach, Virginia and Seattle, Washington on the west coast.
Ripe fruit are about the size of large cherry, and yellowish/orange in color, but can also include a blush towards the tip. The taste is a mixture of pineapple, apricot, and vanilla. Taste can vary depending on soil conditions, and the tastes of apple, pineapple, and banana together is also common. It is tart and sweet at the same time, with a flesh similar to a loquat, but slightly more fibrous.
(From Wikipedia on 11.8.14)
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Arecaceae- Butia capitata ffrom California-GSAUG17 :
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Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc.
A south American palm, also cultivated
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden
AAZ Fortnight :: Arecaceae :: SMP19 :: Butia capitata: Stanford. USA : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
I think this one is Butia capitata
amit uid 2 24511 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Sending a palm for identification saw it flowering in my office at
Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Details as in photos
Any species of Nypa?
I thought this could be some Phoenix.
Thanx … I think I will go with Phoenix canariensis
(the Canary Palm)
Yes, Phoenix, not sure which species
SK1822 01 April 2019 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Pame, Pokhara, Kaski Dt.
Date: 22 March 2019
Elevation: 794 m.
Habit : Cultivated!
Pl. check comparative images at Arecaceae
Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc. Thank you …
Looks ok for Butia capitata