Astrocaryum standleyanum is a solitary-stemmed, evergreen palm growing 6 – 15 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 16 – 22cm in diameter; it is armed. We studied use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum L.H. Bailey among the Wounaan people at the Pacific Coast of Colombia. Use Of Mocora, Astrocaryum Standleyanum (Arecaceae), By Three Ethnic Groups In Ecuador: Differences, Similarities and Market Potential.

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It has many leaflets arranged irregularly, clustered and angled. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

Economic Botany 48 3 Stem solitary, to 15 m tall and 30 cm in diameter, armed with long black spines, often with one or more dead leaves hanging from the crown. There is a massive world market for handcrafted plant-fiber products, with Japan and the United States major importers. A View from Barro Colorado Island.

The trunk is patterned with the marks of leaves that have fallen astrocaryu. Journal of Ethnobiology 28 1 Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Except in Ecuador, few of the products are used at home.

Views Read Edit View history. This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species.


Astrocaryum standleyanum – Useful Tropical Plants

This page was last modified Researchers tracking cached seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten. Retrieved 25 January Some local people grow plots of the palm on their land next to their crops.

The leaf stalks and leaf edges [4] and the peduncles bearing the fruit clusters have smaller spines. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Herbarium.

The behavior is known as scatter-hoarding. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. Syagrus sancona astrocaryim Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right. Views Read View source View history.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: In Ecuador fruits are consumed locally and satndleyanum from young leaves are used commercially for hats, hammocks, mats and furniture. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 5 This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest.

Other human uses for the plant include wood for walking sticksbowsand fishing rods. The fruit is attractive to many species of animals, such as agoutissquirrelsspiny rats[4] capuchinsopossumspacascoatispeccaries[7] and tapeti rabbits.

This page has been accessed 12, times. Spontaneous regeneration occurs in these systems, but actual cultivation is near absent.


Leaves are harvested in a non-destructive way, using chisels mounted on long bamboo poles. Astrocaryum standleyanum Scientific classification Kingdom: Astrocaryum standleyanum with Pinanga coronata in front. Removal of black palm Astrocaryum standleyanum seeds by spiny rats Proechimys semispinosus. One fruit weighs about 25 grams. They are used to make furniture[15] pitchersstandldyanumtrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets.

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Astrocaryum standleyanum

All articles standkeyanum dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Special thanks to Palmweb. The fruit is made up of a seed up to 3 centimeters wide coated in pulpy, orange flesh.

Biotropica 0 0 The fruit is edible for humans, as are the palm hearts. Back to Palm Encyclopedia.

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