Iriartea deltoidea. Plant growing in native habitat in Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador Photograph by: William J. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Common Names: Stilt Palm, Copa Palm, Barrigona Palm, Huacrapona (local name). Distribution & Habitat: South American rainforest. Abstract. Stem development in palms usually involves the building up of a trunk of maximum diameter before emerging from the ground. Unlike most arboreal.

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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Conditioning of the material [ 4 ]: The numerous pinnae are fan-shaped, and held in various planes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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First published in Syst. Inflorescence buds m long, downwards curved, resembling a bulls horn. Milling of a certain amount of palm was carried out until passing through a sieve of a certain diameter. Stem more or less ventricose, to 25 m tall, cm in diam. Inflorescence cream coloured in flower, the numerous pendulous branches to 1.

In the same way, deltoiddea tests will be performed using the gravimetric method. Perhaps the most common native tree species in Ecuador, occurring in all provinces that include moist lowland areas.

This is a form with large deltoicea from east of iriarfea Andes in Ecuador. Iriarteinae Arecaceae genera Trees of Peru. Leavesm long, bushy; pinnae numerous, longitudinally split, spreading in different irriartea, green on both sides. Finding coleoptera in the cellulose and trunk of the palms.


It is for this reason that this research tries to demonstrate that there are tools that make it possible to formulate plans, programs or projects of sustainable use that allow the biosystem to maintain itself as the ecosystem. Perhaps the most common native tree species in Ecuador, occurring in all provinces that include moist lowland areas.

Detail of the leaf Photograph by: Chazdon, holding a modified crossbow used for sampling tall canopy tree leaves and my field assistant Rigoberto G.

The number of peduncular bracts, three, is obviously based on a misinterpretation, probably most had fallen when the illustration was made. As discussed above, the character of the stem swelling is of no taxonomic significance.

Email alerts New irirtea alert. Under extreme cold conditions we recommend you keep this palm as dry as possible, and well wrapped up.

Where scarce, the palms are often claimed by people in forests. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Material extracted and treated wood Iriartea deltoidea in the municipality of Mocoa, Putumayo, Amazonia, Colombia. In the cuts made it was possible to observe the differences and similarities between one species and the other in terms of fibers, texture, morphology, among other characteristics.

Iriartea deltoidea

The canoes are widely used for shortening trips, especially long overland trips where short-cuts can be made by river. Iriartea is a genus in the palm family Arecaceaenative to Central and Deltoidfa America.


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Hollowed-out stems are used as coffins by Embera Indians in Colombia R. These palms are canopy trees growing to 20—35 m tall. The type of Iriartea megalocarpa is no longer extant at B, and no isotypes are known. Leavesstiffly spreading; sheath forming a crownshaft, cm long, glaucous, green, outer surface with brown or white scales; petiole terete, x 3 cm to 40 cm long when including narrow, apical, petiolar part of sheathgreen, densely brown-tomentose; rachis ridged adaxially, rounded abaxially, World Checklist of Palms: The heart and seeds are occasionally eaten.

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