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

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. There is a massive world market for handcrafted plant-fiber products, with Japan and the United States major importers. This palm grows to up 15 [7] to 20 meters tall. Fruits obovoid, greyish green, turning orange at maturity, cm long.

The spines are distributed between these leaf scars on the trunk. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Much of the time, the fiber is harvested by cutting the fronds from the trees.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Differences, similarities and market potential. Based on work by Konakid. Sometimes, though, the trees are cut down, a more destructive practice. 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. Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: Researchers tracking cached seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten.


Removal of black palm Astrocaryum standleyanum seeds by spiny rats Proechimys semispinosus. One fruit weighs about 25 grams. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

The trunk is patterned with the marks of leaves that have fallen away. The leaf stalks and leaf edges [4] and the peduncles bearing the fruit clusters have smaller spines.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Need versus availability of the Astrocaryum standleyanum palm and strategies for future sustainable management in the Ipeti Embera territory, eastern Panama. The fruit is attractive to many species of animals, such astdocaryum agoutissquirrelsspiny rats[4] capuchinsopossumspacascoatispeccaries[7] and tapeti rabbits.

Except in Ecuador, few of the products are used at home.

A View from Barro Colorado Island. The cluster is a hanging spadixwhich contains about fruits in optimal conditions. Retrieved 25 January In leaner times a spadix might have only or so. Robbing rodents save tropical plant. Other stanldeyanum, such as antsare not helpful, as they destroy the seeds while consuming the fruit.


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Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. Astrocaryum standleyanum is commonly maintained as a shade tree in agroforestry systems. Biotropica 0 0 Journal of Ethnobiology 28 1 Some local people grow plots of the palm on their land next to their crops. Use of mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceaeby three ethnic groups in Ecuador: Astrocaryum Fiber plants Plants described in Retrieved from ” http:

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