Butia x Jubaea

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Butia x Jubaea
(Boo-tee-ah) x (jew-BAH-eh-ah)
odorata x chilensis
(oh-dor-AH-tah) x (chill-EN-sis)
Pasadena California.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Butia x Jubaea
(Boo-tee-ah) x (jew-BAH-eh-ah)
odorata x chilensis
(oh-dor-AH-tah) x (chill-EN-sis)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Jubaea chilensis on left, Jubaea x Butia on Right.



Comments and Curiosities

"This is a very nice cross between two very hardy palms: Butia capitata {odorata) and Jubaea chilensis. THe female is Butia. This palm has a massive trunk and is nearly as large a palm as a Jubaea, only faster growing. The trunk and leaves share characteristics of both parent plants: the trunk is massively thick (two adults couldn't reach around it) but some leaf bases tend to remain (compared to the usually smooth trunk of the Jubaea). The leaves are slight recurved and have a bluish cast like the Butia." (Geoff Stein)Editing by edric.

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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