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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Spontaneous regeneration occurs in these systems, but astrcoaryum cultivation is near absent. In leaner times a spadix might have only or so. Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Views Read Edit View history.
Other human uses for the plant include wood for walking sticksbowsand fishing rods. Economic Botany 48 3 In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 5 This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest. 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.
Based on work by Konakid. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from Atandleyanum Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. One agouti will commonly rob the cache of another, transporting the seeds to new locations. Seed predation and defleshing in the agouti-dispersed palm Astrocaryum standleyanum.
Researchers tracking astrocaryym seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Useful Palms of the World: Robbing rodents save tropical plant. Instead of cutting down a tree, a harvester may use a media lunaa long pole with a curved blade at the end, to remove leaves. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The cluster is a hanging spadixwhich contains about fruits in optimal conditions.
This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species. Archived May 21,at the Wayback Machine. Astrocaryum Fiber plants Plants described in University of Florida Press. stabdleyanum
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Herbarium. Inflorescences erect to arching, cream coloured, to cm long; branches toeach with female flowers on the basal part. A View from Barro Colorado Island. This plant’s stahdleyanum habitat type is wet forest up to meters in elevation. The spines are distributed between these leaf scars on the trunk.
Use of mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceaeby three ethnic groups in Ecuador: Some local people grow plots of the palm on their land next to their crops. Biotropica 0 0 This palm grows to up 15  to 20 meters tall.
Differences, similarities and market potential. Journal of Ethnobiology 28 1 Female flowers mm long including stigmas.
Manual to the palms of Ecuador. All images copyright of the artists and photographers standlyeanum images for credits. Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.
One fruit weighs about 25 grams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 Leaves are harvested in a non-destructive way, using chisels mounted on long bamboo poles. Most are sold locally or at nearby bazaars or shipped internationally. Sometimes, though, the trees are cut down, a more destructive practice.
Astrocaryum standleyanum – Useful Tropical Plants
They are used to make furniture pitchersplatestrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets. Views Read View source View history. Standleyanun from ” http: The behavior is known as scatter-hoarding. Astrocaryum standleyanum with Pinanga coronata in front.
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