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pindo-palm

Butia

Butia,also known as a Pindo Palm is a genus of nine species of palms in the family Arecaceae, native to South America in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. It also produces an edible fruit which is also used to make alcoholic spirits.Species

They are 'feather palms', with pinnate leaves 2-4 m long. The species vary from nearly stemless plants rarely exceeding 40 cm tall (e.g. B. campicola) to small trees up to 10 m tall (e.g. B. yatay).

Butia capitata is notable as one of the hardiest feather palms, tolerating temperatures down to about −10 °C; it is widely cultivated in warm temperate regions.

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