EPPO Global Database

Euterpe edulis(ETQED)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ETQED
  • Preferred name: Euterpe edulis
  • Authority: von Martius


Native to Central and Eastern Brazil, to Argentina. Cultivated for its edible buds (hearts of palm), for its fruits, and for a beverage made from the fruits (assai) widely consumed in Brazil.

Common names
Name Language
assai palm English
heart of palm English
juçara palm English
para palm English
Assaipalme German
Jucarapalme German
Juçarapalme German
Kohlpalme German
coeur de palmier French
palmier açaï French
ensarova Spanish
jussara Spanish
palma assai Spanish
palmitero Spanish
palmito dulce Spanish
açaí do sul Portuguese
açaizeiro Portuguese
assai Portuguese
ensarova Portuguese
icara Portuguese
inçara Portuguese
iucara Portuguese
jicara Portuguese
jucara Portuguese
palmeira-açaí Portuguese
palmiteira Portuguese
palmiteiro-doce Portuguese
palmito Portuguese
assaipalm Swedish
жусара Russian