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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Butia odorata   FAMILY Arecaceae


(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Butia capitata   FAMILY Arecaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Butia capitata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia


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image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_08

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_09

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_10

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

The petioles are armed with curved spines (vs. those of Cocos unarmed), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_11

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Leaflets not filamentose.

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_16

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Cabbage Palmetto in the upper left; Pindo Palm lower right.

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm0502d_18

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm150301_788

March    Charleston County    SC

Trunk is heavy, patterned with the stubs of old leaves, per The Southern Living Garden Book.


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image of Butia odorata, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm, Brazilian Butia

JK Marlow    jkm150301_792

March    Charleston County    SC

This slow-growing hardy palm produces feathery, arching, gray-green leaves, per The Southern Living Garden Book.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Butia odorata   FAMILY Arecaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Butia capitata   FAMILY Arecaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Butia capitata

 

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2972

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Brazil & Uruguay

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

Look for it . It is widely planted in the outer Coastal Plain of se. NC, e. SC, e. GA, and FL. It persists and can appear naturalized in apparently semi-natural situations, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Compound

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Orange
Drupaceous

 

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