Woolly Butia Palm
Scientific Name: Butia eriospatha (Mart.) Becc.
Butia eriospatha

Size: Up to 20 feet tall (6 m)
Min. Temperature: 15F (-9C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Southern Brazil
Leaf: Pinnate, 100 to 180 regularly arranged glaucous green leaflets., coarse spiny material along the edges.
Trunk: 18 inches in diameter (45 cm).
Flower: Wooly spath.
Fruit: Yellow. 0.75 inch in diameter (2 cm). round.

Very similar to the regular Butia Palm, The Wooly Butia Palm can be recognized with its tomentose flower spathe (eriospatha means wooly spath in Greek). It is also a little faster growing.
The fruit is marinated in alcohol to produce a drink.

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