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Butia purpurascens


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Rare Butia found in the municipality of Jataí - Goiás  , usually with purple fruits and petiole inermis , popularly know as broom coconut  , photos taken in the habitat , quite rare due to deforestation for agricultural cultivation .590911c79b375_ParqueNacionaldasEmas037.t5909126465c57_ParqueNacionaldasEmas039.t59091309e61b7_ParqueNacionaldasEmas053.t590912c05967a_ParqueNacionaldasEmas043.t

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Any photos of the fruit? Here we have butia's that produce orange fruit & some that produce red fruit. 

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Wonderful pictures! Thanks for posting those. Now I know what I can look forward to... someday. I got a B. purpurascens (below) years ago on eBay (via Coconut Climber) and it's been very slow to develop here in central NorCal. Sometimes palms are all about patience!

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Acknowledgement of my great friend Mr Meco for asking the owner of the farm to authorize to enter and take the photos .59091d2766a65_ParqueNacionaldasEmas060.t

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32 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Alguma foto do fruto? Aqui temos butia's que produzem frutas de laranja e alguns que produzem frutos vermelhos. 

Unfortunately the fruiting period had already passed.

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34 minutes ago, Hillizard said:

Fotos maravilhosas! Agradecimentos para afixar aqueles. Agora eu sei o que posso esperar ... algum dia. Eu tenho um  B. purpurascens (abaixo) anos atrás no eBay (via Coconut Climber) e tem sido muito lento para desenvolver aqui no NorCal central. Às vezes as palmas são toda sobre a paciência!

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The soil of the habitat is very argillaceous .

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Wonderful species that should be protected and grown in gardens more. 

Los Angeles, CA and Myrtle Beach, SC.

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What an incredibly graceful palm. Wonder if anyone is creating hybrids with this as a parent. @ErikSJI

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So the flower are yellow. Interesting the the fruit would be purple. I would think the flower would be red or purple.

Here is a local one that produces red fruit, but the flowers are also red.

 

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Imho that is not Butia purpurascens, Laaz, it looks too sturdy/massive and clearly has teeth on its petioles.

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I didn't say it was, I said I thought a tree that produced purple fruit I would think would have purple or red flowers similar to this tree that produces red fruit.

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1 hour ago, Laaz said:

 

According to the manager of the farm most produce purple fruits , but some palms produce yellow fruits . According to Lorenzi's book as well .

 

2 hours ago, Laaz said:

I didn't say it was, I said I thought a tree that produced purple fruit I would think would have purple or red flowers similar to this tree that produces red fruit.

 

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8 hours ago, Laaz said:

I didn't say it was, I said I thought a tree that produced purple fruit I would think would have purple or red flowers similar to this tree that produces red fruit.

Sorry, I thought "here is a local one" was referring to purpurascens.

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I have a small one growing at the edge of my garden lot in pure sand. It looks so delicate and fragile but has been a tough little palm.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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I have a B. purpurescens growing in Augusta, GA.  It as survived 11F and recovered nicely.  It is too small to be bearing fruit, but is growing nicely in full sun in deep sand in a very dry area.  I fertilize it about twice a year with 10-10-10.  It is decidedly greener than most of the B. odoratas, yatays, eriospathas, and paraguayensis that I am also growing.

The photo is from summer of 2014 after we had had a very rough winter.  The palm is about 3x that size now. 

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Joseph C. Le Vert

Augusta, GA

USA

Zone 8

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Fantástic pictures Maurício

Sirinhaém beach, 80 Km south of Recife - Brazil

Tropical oceanic climate, latitude 8° S

Temperature extremes: 25 to 31°C

2000 mm average rainfall, dry summers

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This evening I took this photo of my B. purpurascens. Tough little palm

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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Great Photos MC!!

Carlsbad, California Zone 10 B on the hill (402 ft. elevation)

Sunset zone 24

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Obrigado pelas fotos, Maurício!

Carambeí, 2nd tableland of the State Paraná , south Brazil.

Alt:1030m. Native palms: Queen, B. eriospatha, B. microspadix, Allagoptera leucocalyx , A.campestris, Geonoma schottiana, Trithrinax acanthocoma. Subtr. climate, some frosty nights. No dry season. August: driest month. Rain:1700mm

 

I am seeking for cold hardy palms!

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