Butia eriospatha

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: South America
Common names: Unknown Conservation status: Unknown

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Infructescence with ripe fruit

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Similar in appearance to the B. capitata, it seems to be faster growing and should prove equally suitable for the sheltered garden, when larger. Just as hardy, it features a flower spathe covered with a woolly tomentum, making it instantly recognizable.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. All other photos courtesy and copyright 1998, Bill Hahn.

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