Butia capitata - Pindo Palm, Jelly Palm
The grace of the head of the Jelly Palm on a bulbous trunk makes a beautiful sculpture all by itself. The grey leaves and striking fruits are icing on the cake. Butia capitata has a slow to moderate rate of growth. I think that rather nice when looking at these upwardly mobile telephone poles. Some other species growth measures in feet per year. That is a maintenance headache, especially with many communities putting restrictions on how palm fronds can be discarded. Butia capitata will grow at less than one foot of trunk per year.