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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There is a massive world market for handcrafted plant-fiber products, with Japan and the United States major importers.

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Astrocaryum standleyanum

Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. J Hum Ecol 42 1 It has zstrocaryum leaflets arranged irregularly, clustered and angled. Researchers tracking cached seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten. This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 xtandleyanum Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 Much of the time, the fiber is harvested by cutting the fronds from the trees. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Use of mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceaeby three ethnic groups in Ecuador: Economic Botany 48 3 Useful Palms of the World: This plant’s common habitat type sfandleyanum wet forest up to meters in elevation.

Some local people grow plots of the palm on their land next to their crops. 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. Retrieved from ” http: Inflorescences erect to arching, cream coloured, to cm long; branches toeach with female flowers on the basal part.

A View from Barro Colorado Island. The harvest of the usable parts is often done with a machetethe harvester taking standleanum to avoid the spines.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Useful Tropical Plants

This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species. The behavior is known as scatter-hoarding. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Effects of food availability on space and refuge use by a Neotropical scatterhoarding rodent. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: It is constantly interested in its caches and often digs up the seeds to rebury them elsewhere.


Manual to the palms of Ecuador. Syagrus sancona with Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Wikipedia

This page has been accessed 12, times. The trunk is patterned with the marks of leaves that have fallen away.

In leaner times a spadix might have only or so. Astrocaryum standleyanum is commonly maintained as a shade tree in agroforestry systems. Astrocaryum standleyanum Scientific classification Kingdom: Astrocaryum Fiber plants Plants described in Astorcaryum chain investigations on four Colombian palm species. Fruits obovoid, greyish green, turning orange at maturity, cm long.

Biotropica 0 0 Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. One agouti will commonly rob the cache of another, transporting the seeds to new locations. They are used to make furniture[15] pitchersplatestrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets. Smithsonian Tropical Research Standleyanym Herbarium. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.