Attalea butyracea

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Attalea butyracea
Attalea butyracea-- the American Oil Palm. (29319843680).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Attalea
A. butyracea
Binomial name
Attalea butyracea
(Mutis ex L. f.) Wess. Boer
  • Attalea gomphococca Mart.
  • Attalea humboldtiana Spruce
  • Attalea macrocarpa (H.Karst.) Wess.Boer
  • Attalea pycnocarpa Wess.Boer
  • Attalea wallisii Huber
  • Cocos butyracea Mutis ex L.f.
  • Scheelea butyracea (Mutis ex L.f.) H.Karst. ex H.Wendl.
  • Scheelea dryanderae Burret
  • Scheelea excelsa H.Karst.
  • Scheelea gomphococca (Mart.) Burret
  • Scheelea humboldtiana (Spruce) Burret
  • Scheelea macrocarpa H.Karst.
  • Scheelea passargei Burret
  • Scheelea regia H.Karst.
  • Scheelea wallisii (Huber) Burret

Attalea butyracea is a species of palm tree native from Mexico to northern South America.[1][2]


  1. ^ Janick, Jules; Paull, Robert E. (2008). The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts. CABI. p. 91. ISBN 9780851996387.
  2. ^ Condit, Richard; Pérez, Rolando; Daguerre, Nefertaris (2010). Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Princeton University Press. p. 80. ISBN 1400836174.