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Moriche Palm

Mauritia flexuosa

a.k.a. Buriti Palm

An edible palm with oval, 3" fruits that ripen to dark red-brown. The fruits have a hard skin, covered with light bumps. Pulp is thin, but quite good in flavor and is a popular ingredient for beverages and alcohols.

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A large palm tree that can reach slightly over 100 feet in height.



Growing Environment

Thrives in warm, tropical environments.


By seeds.


The fruits are edible and are rich in vitamin A. They are eaten as desserts as well as used in wines and beverages.

Native Range

Native to South America, locally within the Amazon region and other portions of Central Brazil.

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