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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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Astrocaryum standleyanum – Useful Tropical Plants

Except in Ecuador, few of the products are used at home. This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest. The fibers are washed and sun-dried, then sometimes dyed with extracts of other plants, bleached with sulphuror buried in mud to darken them. It is constantly interested in its caches and often digs up the seeds to rebury them elsewhere. Spontaneous regeneration occurs in these systems, but actual cultivation is near absent. Retrieved from ” https: There is a massive world market for handcrafted plant-fiber products, with Japan and the United States major importers.


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Harvest, manufacture and trade are centered around Calceta in the province of Manabi. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Useful Palms of the World: Archived May 21, astroaryum, at the Wayback Machine.

standleyanuum Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. In Ecuador fruits are consumed locally and fibers from young leaves are used commercially for hats, hammocks, mats and furniture. This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species.

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Astrocaryum standleyanum

They are used to make furniture[15] pitchersplatestrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets. Syagrus sancona with Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right. The spines are distributed between these leaf scars on the trunk. Most are sold locally or at nearby bazaars or shipped internationally. Journal of Ethnobiology 28 1 Differences, similarities and market potential.

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. In leaner times a spadix might have only or so. Removal of black palm Astrocaryum standleyanum seeds by spiny rats Proechimys semispinosus.


Value chain investigations on four Colombian palm species. Views Read View source View history. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

This page was last edited on 23 Marchat This palm grows to up 15 [7] to 20 meters tall. One agouti will commonly rob the cache of another, transporting the stxndleyanum to new locations.

Much of the time, the fiber is harvested by cutting the fronds from the trees.

The harvest of the usable parts is often done with a machetethe harvester taking care to avoid the spines. Biotropica 0 0 Economic Botany 48 3 Other animals, such as ants astrocarhum, are not helpful, as they destroy the seeds while consuming the fruit.

Astrocaryum standleyanum with Pinanga coronata in front. Astrocaryum standleyanum Scientific classification Kingdom: