Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and plant
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 3(2): fasicle 85, t. 100, fig. I (1881) [Lydia
Attalea exigua is an evergreen palm growing about 1 metre tall. It produces short, subterranean stems, sometimes appearing as though clustered; the stems are topped by a crown of leaves up to 1 metre long[
The edible seed is harvested from the wild for local use.
S. America - central and eastern Brazil.
Savannah vegetation at elevations up to 800 metres[
The seeds are used to make candies and to sweeten other foods[
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