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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Views Read Edit View history. Spontaneous regeneration occurs in these systems, but actual cultivation is near absent. There is a massive world market for handcrafted plant-fiber products, with Japan and the United States major importers.

Astrocaryum standleyanum – Wikipedia

The behavior is known as scatter-hoarding. The spines are distributed between these leaf scars on axtrocaryum trunk. The fruit is made up of a seed up to 3 centimeters wide coated in pulpy, orange flesh.

Manual to the palms of Ecuador. Female flowers mm long including stigmas.

One fruit weighs about 25 grams. The fibers are washed and sun-dried, then sometimes dyed with extracts of other plants, bleached with sulphuror buried in mud to darken them. Journal of Tropical Stanfleyanum 26 5 Fruits obovoid, greyish green, turning orange at maturity, cm long. Leaves are harvested in a non-destructive way, using chisels mounted on long bamboo poles. This page was last modified Views Read View source View history. Researchers tracking cached seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten.


Differences, similarities and market potential.

This page has been accessed 12, times. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The leaf stalks and leaf edges [4] and the peduncles bearing the fruit clusters have smaller spines. This palm grows to satndleyanum 15 [7] to 20 meters tall. Archived May 21,at the Wayback Machine.

Astrocaryum standleyanum

A View from Barro Colorado Island. Value chain investigations on four Colombian palm species. Sometimes, though, the trees are cut down, a more destructive practice. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Herbarium. In other standlehanum Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Much of the time, the fiber is harvested by cutting the fronds from the trees. Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest. Effects of food availability on space and refuge standleyznum by a Neotropical scatterhoarding rodent.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Other asteocaryum, such as antsare not helpful, as they destroy the seeds while consuming the fruit.


All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Removal of black palm Astrocaryum standleyanum seeds by spiny rats Proechimys semispinosus. Back to Palm Encyclopedia.

The cluster is a hanging spadixwhich contains about fruits in optimal conditions. J Hum Ecol 42 1 Leaves astrodaryum a funnel or umbrella shaped crown, erect and arching, to 5 m long; pinnae ca. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13 1 Useful Palms of the World: Biotropica 0 0 Instead standleganum cutting down a tree, a harvester may use a media lunaa long pole with a curved blade at the end, to remove leaves.

Syagrus sancona with Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right. Special thanks to Palmweb. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. One agouti will commonly rob the cache of another, transporting the seeds to new locations. Most are sold locally or at nearby bazaars or shipped internationally.