Attalea septuagenata is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 20 metres tall. The unbranched bole can be 25 - 30cm in diameter; it is topped by a crown of 18 - 20 leaves up to 6.7 metres long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The plant has previously been listed as Endangered according to the pre-1994 IUCN Red List Categories. However, it has not been possible to attain an accurate reflection of the species' abundance and status since it is located in a remote and poorly-visited area. The plant is classified as 'Data Deficient' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - Colombia.
Forested areas along the sides of rivers[
]. Low-lying, wet areas[
|Conservation Status||Data Deficient
A fine, edible oil is obtained from the seeds[
]. This product has not been exploited commercially for lack of efficient machines to break the hard endocarp without damaging the seeds[
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