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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 bahia coquilla Bahia piassava coquilla nut feather palm genus Attalea funivera piassava palm pissaba palm. Micronutrient deficiencies only show up on soil with a high pH.

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All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. However, Jean-Christophe Pintaud was of the opinion that A. As well as a detailed study of the species, it also mentions various of their uses. The book can be downloaded from the Internet. Hansen, Dennis Marinus, ed.

Attalea funifera

Pollination is carried out by highly specialized beetles Phyllotrox tatianae and Mystrops sp. Seen face-to-face just once in 20 years of living here Thus, Bondar and Valeriano attributed the luxuriant post-fire carpet of piassava seedlings to the stimulation of long-dormant seeds by the heat of the sun, whereas Moraes speculated that the heat of the fire directly induced germination.

Photo by Dennis Johnson. Disagreement exists as to whether Attalea should be considered a single genus, or a group of related genera. Nowadays, they are used as car seat fillings qttalea as reinforcement in polymeric matrixes too.


The leaves of Attalea butyracea and A.

Views Read View source View history. If it doesn’t get enough Mn and Fe, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour.

In the midstory palm Attalea funifera female sex expression is favored by smaller and fewer neighboring trees, a pattern that probably reflects light limitation, because the cost of producing a female infructescence relative to a male inflorescence is Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas.

However it can be difficult to get it to look its best without a great amount of heat and sun funifeera so it is only really suited to the tropics in frost-free regions USDA Zones Aerosol salt tolerance: Attalea funifera – definition of Attalea funifera by The Free Dictionary https: Incomplete herbarium collections make determining whether certain groups represent single species, or groups of similar funifwra, difficult.

The petals of those placed in Maximiliana are much shorter than the stamenswhile those placed in Scheelea and a more narrowly defined Attalea have petals that are longer than the stamens. Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: The cultivation of piassava is managed by approximately small-scale farmers, processors and their families. Although fruits were in the past naturally dispersed by large forest rodents, over-hunting of these funufera for food has for the most part eliminated this means of seed dispersal Voeks A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a attakea location.

Not for the casual reader. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Piassava seedlings quickly emerge from these blackened, nutrient-rich soils, and become commercially productive in 5 to 8 years.

Another species complex in Attalea includes A. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This explanation, however, is inconsistent with the noted inability of palm seeds to retain viability under storage for any length of time. Attalea Attalea brasiliensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Do piassava seeds retain viability in the soil seed bank, or do they readily germinate?


Attalea funifera – Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes bahia coquillaBahia piassavapiassava palmpissaba palm feather palm – palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves Attaleagenus Attalea – unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America coquilla nut – nut having a hard hazel-brown shell used like vegetable ivory. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.

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. It forms a plumose head of up to 30 large leaves that are held erect in a shuttlecock-like crown.

Attqlea is moderately salt tolerant and does a lot better inland then it does on the coast. Attalea species have a long history of human use. It has a clustering form, considered the same species, but has been given the name, A. Piassava fibres and lees For technical purposes it fynifera worth defining and confirming the terms used to describe the fibrous plant materials.

The palms of the Amazon. Attalea acaulis Burret Lithocarpos cocciformis O. Bailey Hortorium and the International Palm Society. Switch to new thesaurus. During the twentieth century, piassava fiber exports have fallen markedly as a result of competition with plastic substitutes.