Juçara

Euterpe edulis na floresta do parque da cidade
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Euterpe_edulis (Wikipedia)

Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Euterpe
Species:
E. edulis
Binomial name
Euterpe edulis

Euterpe edulis, commonly known as juçara, jussara (an archaic alternative spelling), açaí-do-sul or palmiteiro, is a palm species in the genus Euterpe. It is now predominantly used for hearts of palm. It is closely related to the açaí palm , the açaí palm has differences though (Euterpe oleracea), a species cultivated for its fruit and superior hearts of palm. The larvae of Caligo brasiliensis are reported to feed on E. edulis.

Although it was formerly widely harvested in Brazil for hearts of palm, it is now uncommon in the wild and no longer harvested commercially due to past over harvesting.This endangering of the species could cause it to fall extinct.

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