Attalea microcarpa Mart., Voy. Amér. Mér. 7(3): 125 (1844)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Brazil North present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Colombia present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
French Guiana present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Guyana present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Peru present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Suriname present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Venezuela present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A

Use Record

  • Attalea microcarpa Mart.: Attalea microcarpa Mart. Español: Shapaja, Katirina, Shebon Usos: Construcción — Las hojas se utilizan en los techos de viviendas permanentes y temporales. Alimenticio — Los frutos maduros son comestibles. Comunidad: 1, 4, 6–9, 12–27. Voucher: H. Balslev 7315. (Balslev, H., C. Grandez, et al. 2008: Useful palms (Arecaceae) near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionThatchEntire leafNot identifiedN/APeru
    Human FoodFoodFruitsNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Orbignya polysticha Burret: Roofing material. (López-Parodi, J. 1988: The use of palms and other native plants in non-conventional, low cost rural housing in the Peruvian Amazon (as Orbignya polysticha Burret))
  • Orbignya polysticha Burret: Seeds. (Vasquez, R., and A.H. Gentry 1989: Use and misuse of forest-harvested fruits in the Iquitos area (as Orbignya polysticha Burret))
  • Orbignya polysticha Burret: Thatching. Domestic artifacts & handicrafts.(…). The leaves of Jessenia bataua, Orbignya polysticha and Phytelephas microcarpa are commonly ernployed to make temporary baskets known as "capillejos". These disposable, quickly made artifacts are used to cany wild game and other products from the forest. (…). The peak of the roof is covered by a woven section known as a "cumba,"commonly rnade from the leaves of "catinna", Orbignya polysticha Burret (Mejia 0133) or Phytelephas microcarpa. (Mejía, K. 1992: Las palmeras en los mercados de Iquitos (as Orbignya polysticha Burret))


    A. World Checklist of Arecaceae