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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Attalea funifera

Retrieved from ” http: Inflorescences consist of massive, simply branched panicles that are either male, female, or bisexual. Carbonised Attalea maripa seeds have been found in archaeological sites in Colombia dating back to years.

Photo by Antonio Silveira. Views Read Edit View history. Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. It is not unusual to see offspring growing in the old leaf boots of a mature tree. Piassava fibres and lees For technical purposes it is worth defining and confirming the terms used to describe the fibrous plant materials.

As well as a detailed study of the species, it also mentions various of their uses.

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Do piassava seeds retain viability in the soil seed bank, or do they readily germinate? Back to Arecaceae index. Piassava palms are economically valuable and are usually undomesticated. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Second, funiffra established palm seedlings and juveniles may survive the effects of a fire because their subterranean terminal buds are safely removed from the heat of the flames Anderson ; Brinkmann and Vieira ; Rawitscher It forms a plumose head of up to 30 large leaves that are held erect in a shuttlecock-like crown.


It forms a plumose head of up to 30 large leaves that are held erect in tunifera shuttlecock-like crown. Although usually covered by deep latosolic soils, these tabuleiros are in places mantled with tropical podzols Braun and Ramalho Piassava is endemic to the moist tropical forests of coastal Bahia, Brazil.

Wild and cultivated for its fibre. Seen face-to-face just once in 20 years of living here It is mainly funiferra in lowland rain forest or restinga, especially near the sea on stabilized dunes, at low elevations, but also in bank of rivers often partially flooded at least for part of year or even in swampy lands. For example, what Andrew Henderson considered a single species, Attalea attaleoides[15] other authors have considered a species complex consisting of four or five species.

The cultivation of piassava is managed by approximately small-scale farmers, processors and their families. Pollination is carried out by highly specialized beetles Phyllotrox tatianae and Mystrops sp. A large, solitary palm funidera m in height with attaleq to 12 m long leaves.


Attalea funifera – definition of Attalea funifera by The Free Dictionary

This work compares the physical behaviour of piassava fibres and lees. The palms of the Amazon. Bagworm moth Basal stem rot Ganoderma orbiforme Cadang-cadang disease Little leaf syndrome Oryctes rhinoceros Rhynchophorus palmarum Oil palm bunch moth Tirathaba mundella Tirathaba rufivena Red ring disease Bursaphelenchus cocophilus.

Attalea vitrivir was recognised as a distinct species by Michael Balick and coauthors; [16] Glassman and Govaerts and Dransfield concurred, but Henderson considered it part of A. Govaerts and Dransfield accepted both Glassman’s four species and A.

If cunifera doesn’t get enough Mn and Fe, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. Between 29 and 67 species. As a result, what Henderson interpreted as variation within species, Ahtalea took as differences between morphologically similar species. Glassman divided the group into five genera—a more narrowly defined AttaleaOrbignyaMaximilianaScheelea and Ynesa.

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In Brazil, there are three species of piassava palms; the Leopoldinia piassaba and Aphandra natalia are native from the western Amazon and the Attalea funifera Mart is from the Atlantic Forest. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Banks of Rio Negro and its tributaries.