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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This page was last edited on 23 Marchat It is constantly interested in its caches and often digs up the seeds to rebury them elsewhere. The fibers are washed and sun-dried, then sometimes dyed with extracts of other plants, bleached with sulphuror buried in mud to darken them. Harvest, manufacture and trade are centered around Calceta in the province of Manabi.

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Astrocaryum standleyanum

Views Read View source View history. Much of the time, the fiber is harvested by cutting the fronds from the trees. They are used to make furniture[15] pitchersplatestrayscoastersvasesbagshatsjewelry and accessorieshammocksand fishing nets. One agouti will commonly rob the cache of another, transporting the seeds to new locations. Retrieved from ” http: Views Read Edit View history.


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The fruit is edible for humans, as are the palm hearts. Use, production and conservation of palm fiber in South America: The cluster is a hanging spadixwhich contains about fruits in optimal conditions. Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Archived Stanrleyanum 21,at the Wayback Machine. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Seed predation and defleshing in the agouti-dispersed palm Astrocaryum standleyanum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Astrocaryum standleyanum – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Astrocaryum standleyanum with Pinanga coronata in front. Spontaneous regeneration occurs in these systems, but actual cultivation is near absent.

The leaf stalks and leaf edges [4] and the peduncles bearing the fruit clusters have smaller spines. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Fruits obovoid, greyish green, turning orange at maturity, cm long. One fruit weighs about 25 grams. Astrocaryum Fiber plants Plants described in The fruit is made up of a seed up to 3 centimeters wide coated in pulpy, orange flesh.

Syagrus sancona with Astrocaryum standleyanum to the right. Female flowers mm long including stigmas. Use of mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceaeby three ethnic groups in Ecuador: This helps distribute the palm throughout the forest. It has many leaflets arranged irregularly, clustered and angled.


This harvest technique may replace present destructive harvest of leaves from other palm species. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

A View from Barro Colorado Island. Astrocaryum standleyanum is commonly maintained as a shade tree in agroforestry systems. Use and management of Astrocaryum standleyanum Arecaceae in Ecuador. The fruit is attractive to many species of animals, such as agoutissquirrelsspiny rats[4] capuchinsopossumspacascoatispeccaries[7] and tapeti stamdleyanum.

Other animals, such as antsare not helpful, as they destroy the seeds while consuming the fruit. Researchers tracking cached seeds saw one seed moved 36 times before being eaten.

The trunk is patterned with the marks of leaves that have fallen away. Need versus availability of the Astrocaryum standleyanum palm and strategies for future sustainable management in the Ipeti Standleyahum territory, eastern Panama. Leaves forming a funnel or umbrella shaped crown, erect and arching, to 5 m long; pinnae ca.