Butia odorata

Species:Butia odorata (Barb. Rodr.) Noblick
Common Name:Jelly Palm
Habitat:Persistent after cultivation and spreading by seed.
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Growth Habit:Tree
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Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:This species was first collected in Alabama by Alvin Diamond in Geneva County in 2015.
References:Byrd, T.C. and A.R. Diamond. 2018. New vascular plant records for Alabama. Phytoneuron 2018-5: 1–5.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyARECACEAE - Palm family
Genus Butia
Species Butia odorata (Barb. Rodr.) Noblick - Jelly Palm


Citation Butia odorata (Barbosa Rodriques) Noblick, Palms 55(1): 48. 2011.
Basionym: Cocos odorata Barb. Rodr. 1891.
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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Butia capitata var. odorata Butia capitata var. odorata (Barb. Rodr.) Becc., Rev. Hort. 10: 513, t. 5, f. 11, t. 8–9, 10B. 1916. Cocos odorata Barb. Rodr. 1891. 
Cocos odorata Cocos odorata Barb. Rodr., Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 1: 11, t. 4A. 1891.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Geneva

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0032973 Geneva 10 Dec 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
Butia odorata (Barbosa Rodrigues) Noblick
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