The European Palm Society Palm Database

IntroductionButialeptospatha

Butia leptospatha

Genus: Butia
Species: leptospatha
Common Name: unknown
Country Of Origin: Paraguay
Possible height/width: about 40cm
Soil Preference: Sandy
Preferred Aspect: Full sun
Minimum Temp: unknown
Seed tips:

unknown

General comments:

Butia leptospatha can be found in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil and Paraguay 

Moved by L. Noblick in 2006 from the genus Syagrus into Butia. Very rare species, believed to be extinct. Grassy Butia. Subterranean trunk.It sports a very small, thin and onion skin like peduncolar bract. Small globose fruits.

 

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