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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Some local people grow plots of the palm on their land next to their crops. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 5 Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 The behavior is known as scatter-hoarding.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Inflorescences erect to arching, cream coloured, to cm long; branches toeach with female flowers astrocaryuum the basal part. Based on work by Konakid. The fruit is attractive to many species of animals, such as agoutissquirrelsspiny rats[4] capuchinsopossumspacascoatispeccaries[7] and tapeti rabbits. Retrieved from ” http: Leaves are harvested in a non-destructive way, using chisels mounted on long bamboo poles.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Standleyaum harvest of the usable parts is often done with a machetethe harvester taking care to avoid the spines. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Herbarium. Effects of food availability on space and refuge use by a Neotropical scatterhoarding rodent. Removal of black palm Astrocaryum standleyanum seeds by spiny rats Proechimys semispinosus.


This page was last modified This plant’s common habitat type is wet forest up to meters in elevation. Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: They are used to make furniture[15] pitchersplatestrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

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Archived May 21,at the Wayback Machine. A View from Barro Colorado Island. Astrocaryum standleyanum with Pinanga coronata in front.

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Manual to the palms of Ecuador.

It has many leaflets arranged irregularly, clustered and angled. The fibers are washed and sun-dried, then sometimes dyed with extracts of other plants, bleached with sulphuror buried in mud to darken them.

Astrocaryum standleyanum

Use of mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceaeby three ethnic groups in Ecuador: It is constantly interested in its caches and often digs up the seeds to rebury them elsewhere. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Standlwyanum with ‘species’ microformats.

Value standleyajum investigations on four Colombian palm species. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat In leaner times a spadix might have only or so. Female flowers mm long including stigmas.


This palm grows to up 15 [7] to 20 meters tall. Economic Botany 48 3 Useful Palms of the World: Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. Fruits obovoid, greyish green, turning orange at maturity, cm long.

Most are sold locally or at nearby bazaars or shipped internationally. Sometimes, though, the trees are cut down, a more destructive practice. This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species. The trunk is patterned with the marks of leaves that have fallen away.

The fruit is edible for humans, as are the palm hearts.

J Hum Ecol 42 1 The cluster is a hanging spadixwhich contains about fruits in optimal conditions. Retrieved 25 January Except in Ecuador, few of the products are astrocarym at home. One fruit weighs about 25 grams. Robbing rodents save tropical plant. Other human uses for the plant include wood for walking sticksbowsand fishing rods. Syagrus sancona with Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right.

Differences, similarities and market potential.