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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Stem more or less ventricose, to 25 m tall, cm in diam. Iriartea weberbaueri Burret Iriartea xanthorhiza Klotzsch ex Linden. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As discussed above, the character of the stem swelling is of no taxonomic significance.

For some time, RCF and local farmers have experimented with this palm. These may be synonyms or good species, but probably the former: Under the forest canopy, growth rates were not significantly different in palms with greater light exposure.

The type fruits are Dfltoidea leaves are used for thatching and basketry. Through the secondary information consulted a very valuable revelation was found regarding the chuapo palm and its relation with the parrot orejiamarillo: Individual growth rates were positively related to palm height in the three life stages considered here seedlings, saplings and adults.

Iriartea deltoidea

Research Article Open Access. Fruits dull bluish black, globose, ca. Such is the demand for these temporary canoes that many of the larger specimens of Iriartea have been felled in this area. Base supported by a m tall cone of black stilt roots, these cm in diameter. Unlike most arboreal palms, the oligarchic palm Iriartea deltoidea has been shown to grow in both height and diameter. Determination of ashes [ 7 ]: Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr.



Leavesm long, bushy; pinnae numerous, longitudinally split, spreading in different planes, green on both sides. The soft central ground tissue is removed from the center of the stem, and base and apex fashioned into bow and stern. The character of the stem swelling is of no significance. DictyocaryumIriartellaSocratea and Wettinia were split off from the Iriartea but are close relatives, together with the present genus forming the tribe Iriarteeae. Large specimens are selected and carefully felled.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Since these are so heavy they are only used for downstream travel. Fruits dull bluish black, globose, about 3 cm in diameter.

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Huacrapona is an important source of flooring for rural households. Canoes last about two or three months. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Milling of a certain amount of palm was carried out until passing through a sieve of a certain diameter.

Systematics at different levels. During the field work performed for the elaboration of the necessary cuts for laboratory tests, the presence of different Coleoptera Figure 4 was found, which may be present in the specimens, possibly due to the existing symbiotic activity.


As a result of the investigative procedure, environmental normative tools will be proposed to allow the correct use of these species; As well as the inclusion in the standard resistant earthquake that facilitates to dynamize the agroforestry structure of the region as already has been done in other places of the country with the guadua.

The outer part of the stems are used throughout its range for building purposes, e. Inflorescence pendulous at anthesis, to 2 m long, buds developing below crownshaft and erect at first, soon becoming de-curved and eventually horn-shaped; peduncle terete, curved, cm long, half-encircling stem and then abruptly narrowing to cm in diam. This tall and elegant plant has a slightly swollen, gray or white trunk; plumose leaves with leaflets very neatly arranged in four planes; and giant, horn-shaped inflorescence-bracts, which easily identify it.

Iriartea deltoidea – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

A slow growing palm up to 98 ft. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Iriartea megalocarpa Burret Iriartea phaeocarpa Mart. The canoes are widely used for shortening trips, especially long overland trips where short-cuts can be made by river. Iriartea deltoidea can tolerate close to freezing conditions.

Photo by Mauricio Caixeta.

The holotype of Iriartea deltoidea consists of five sheets with a seedling, section of leaf, and piece of rachilla with pistillate flowers.