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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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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The illustration is, in any case, incomplete Burret, It is the most common tree in many forests in which it occurs. It will also be monitored for two years to see the evolution and behavior of the material and its probabilities of being classified as an element suitable for bioconstruction activities Figure 3. The thick, heavy trunk is split open and the spongy cortex is removed, leaving the hard, sturdy outer trunk which is fashioned into flooring.

The number of peduncular bracts, three, is obviously based on a misinterpretation, probably most had fallen when the illustration was made.


Manual to the palms of Ecuador. The characters of the pinna shape and calyx trichomes are of little importance.


Many specimens were found growing along creeks and slopes. This tall and elegant plant has a slightly swollen, iiartea or white trunk; plumose leaves with leaflets very neatly arranged in four planes; and giant, horn-shaped inflorescence-bracts, which easily identify it. Chazdon, holding a modified crossbow used for sampling tall canopy tree leaves and my field assistant Rigoberto G.

Iriartea deltoidea ·

The numerous pinnae are fan-shaped, and held in various planes. Published on the Internet at http: Published on the Internet http: The best-known species — and probably the only one — is Iriartea deltoideawhich is found from Nicaraguasouth into Bolivia and a great portion of Western Amazonian basin.

Palmweb – Palms of the World Online Palmweb Plant in native habitat in Ecuador Photograph by: June 26, Citation: The development of the investigation has begun with the palm chonta executing stages one and two in the following way:.

The specific epithet Means triangle or delta shaped and refers to the leaflet shape.

Iriartea deltoidea

However, there are many exceptions in any population, and the character is physiological, and not of any taxo-nomic significance. Iriartea in bud, flower, and fruit. Brazilian Flora Arecaceae Palms: Retrieved from ” http: The type of Deckeria corneto consists of four sheets, with a leaf section and rachillae with sta-minate and pistillate flowers. Iriartea Scientific classification Kingdom: More research is needed to learn how to cultivate this palm, which is under heavy harvest pressure in many areas.


Inflorescence buds m long, downwards curved, resembling a bulls horn. Published on the internet http: This is considered a monotypic genus. Kew Backbone Distributions Lorenzi, H. For the process of construction of the prototype DECK the wood of the treated and legally marketed chonta was purchased, which will be exposed to the elements in the season of high and low rainfall.

They are commonly sold or traded among local people. Bocas del Toro, mainland Panama. Determination of lignin [ 8 ]: Iriartea is a genus in the palm family Arecaceaenative to Central and South America.

Individual growth rates were positively related to palm height in the three life stages considered here seedlings, saplings and adults. Large specimens are selected and carefully felled.

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