The Piassava Palm (Attalea funifera) is assessed as Least Concern. The species is common in its natural range. The extent of occurrence (EOO) does not meet. Origin and Habitat: North-eastern Atlantic coast of Brazil in the state of Bahia, Alagoas and Sergipe. Type locality: Banks of Rio Negro and its tributaries. Habitat. PDF | The reproductive ecology of piassava palm (Attalea funifera Mart.) was investigated for 19 months in the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil.
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The primary economic value of piassava is its sheath fiber. Views Read View source View history. Photo by Alex Popovkin.
Disagreement exists as to whether Attalea should be considered a single genus, or a group of related fujifera. This palm is widely used locally for its high quality, stiff fibres which are used in making ropes, mats, and brushes.
This page was last modified Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. At present over A large, solitary palm reaching m in height with up to 12 m long leaves. It is not unusual to see offspring growing in the old leaf boots of a mature tree. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” http: The three recent xttalea Henderson and coauthors, Glassman, and Funiffra and Dransfield recognised a total of 73 species, but only 20 species are accepted by all of them.
Hansen, Dennis Marinus, ed. Individual palms often change gender as they grow and reach the forest canopy, a condition associated with decreasing competition and increasing access to solar radiation Voeks a.
Attaleaa shell is hazel-brown in colour, very hard and close in texture, and much used by turners in forming ornamental articles, such as knobs for umbrella handles. Photo by Dennis Johnson.
Attalew and Dransfield accepted A. Third, since the trunks of palms are fire resistant Tomlinsonit is possible that spared individuals serve as immediate seed sources for the re-vegetation of burned sites Harlan Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus cracking open a Piassava Palm Attalea funifera nut to drink the milk, Brazil.
Attalea funifera – definition of Attalea funifera by The Free Dictionary
Englerophoenix Kuntze Pindarea Barb. Seen face-to-face just once in 20 years of living here It forms a plumose head of up to 30 large leaves that are held erect in a shuttlecock-like crown. Fruits weigh up to gm, contain seeds kernelsand are much sought after attaleq local residents who both eat the seeds raw and render them into cooking oil.
Fibres from the Bahia piassaba palm have been described as harder than other lignocelulosic fibres.
Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH. However, Jean-Christophe Pintaud was of the opinion that A. Residues from fibres, known as bagasse, ribbon or lees, are used as roof and industrial thermal insulation.
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Between 29 and 67 species. A large, solitary unarmed feather palm palm reaching m in height.
Nowadays, they are used as car seat fillings and as reinforcement in polymeric matrixes too. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. In addition, many important collections, including type specimenhave been lost or destroyed.
Its very neat appearance and stature makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes.