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Attalea butyracea

palma real, corozo, coyol real, yagua, palma de cuesco

Family

Arecaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

palm

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

3-20

Deciduous/Evergreen

evergreen

Fruiting Time

April

Sun/Shade Required To Establish

shade

Other Uses

ornamental

Wildlife Attracted

squirrels

Reforestation Type

silvopastoral

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

Germinated best from seed in a medium such as gelatin. Soak the seeds for three days or scarify before planting. Plant superficially and water regularly.

Additional Information

This species thrives in disturbed, man-made habitats and is prized for its many uses throughout Central and South America. The leaves are used as thatch for roofing, wine can be made from the sap, and oil is extracted from the fruit.