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General Information. Ubussu is a large evergreen, unarmed, single stemmed palm growing from – 10 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 15 – 20cm in . Manicaria plukenetii Griseb. & in ach, Fl. Brit. W. I.: ( ). Manicaria saccifera var. mediterranea Trail, J. Bot. PDF | Tururi (Manicaria saccifera Gaertn.) is a nonwoven structure in sac format, which protects the fruits of Amazon Ubu├žu palm tree. The objective of the.

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Its heavy, large leaves are valued over other palm species as the best material for roof thatching. Myers states that Manicaria saccifera is an obligate swamp species which grows in freshwater swamps that are frequently flooded by rain or ocean tides.

Manicaria saccifera was the preferred palm for thatching due to sacciferz wider leaves which cover more area. Not for the casual reader. Thus, this palm thrives in a very specific habitat, and destruction of that habitat by commercial agricultural drainage of wetlands can impact the population negatively.

Manicariz number of leaves harvested from each tree also varies. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Brazilian fisherman, working on his boat.

Male flowers densely crowded in the upper part of the rachillas and 2 laterally adjacent to each female flowersunken in small pits and subtended by bracts 7 12 mm. Right plant wrong place.

Retrieved from ” http: Female flowers few, near the base of the rachillas between 2 male flowers, subtended by bracts; sepals ovate, imbricate, 7 mm. Historically, according to Lefevrethe Tortuguero region was dominated by the Suerre people prior to the 16th century. Usually grows in low land places near water, but also in inundated places inland. The tradition of thatching is being lost within the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica.



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Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Year ISBN Description An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the lifestyle of the Waimiri Atroari and listing the mabicaria used. Photo by Paul Craft.

The Suerre, according to linguistic analysis, are thought to be related to the Talamancan tribes from southern Costa Rica. This page was last modified Fruit depressed-globose, 3-seeded or bv abortion 1- or 2 -seeded; exocarp corky, angulate-eehinate, tubercles rather hard and not easily nibbed off; seed globose, about 4 cm.

It occurs naturally in the Atlantic regions of Central America. Mauricio and Suchin Marcus with a hat made of fibers from Manicaria saccifera. Fewer people are using thatch and since the process of learning thatch is done through observation, those of the younger generation may never have the opportunity to see a thatched roof being constructed and thus they may never learn.

The liquid from immature, green fruits is employed as a diuretic, and remedy for coughs, asthma and thrush[ ]. About 10 contemporaneous suberect leaves; dead leaves persistent for some time and hanging down on the trunk; sheath with fibrous ventral part enclosing young leaves about 7 m.

Manicaria saccifera is an evergreen Tree growing to 10 m 32ft by 10 m 32ft at a medium rate. InColumbus encounteredpeople living in the area. This particular palm can often be found mixed with Raphia palms in swamps and depressions. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Manicaria saccifera

Fibers obtained from the inflorescence are used to make caps, maincaria, and mats. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links.

It contains two recognized species: Partly these swamp forests are dominated by the palm Manicaria saccifera, locally called “Comfra”.


The size of leaves that are harvested for thatching purposes may vary with regard to the fact that Manicaria fronds may grow anywhere from two to seven meters tall, though most often leaves that are at least four to five meters in length are preferred.

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In summary, saccifsra revealed that saccjfera is crucial in terms of the proper management of the Manicaria saccifera is regulating the clearing and draining of land for agriculture, highways, and other developments. We are currently updating this section. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Palms of all types can be used for “thatch for houses, wood to support dwellings, ropes, strings, weavings, hunting bows, fishing line, hooks, utensils, musical instruments, and various kinds of food and drink” Kricher, This alteration of the landscape inevitably leads to deforestation, and the loss of tropical flora and fauna biodiversity.

The fruits can contain from 1 to 3 seeds; they have a rough surface full of tubercles. The fruits grow in large clusters throughout the year, forming in shells that contain two or three seeds each. The seeds yield edible oil. It is also used to treat diarrhoea[ ]. The juice of the young fruit is also edible. The liquid endosperm of unripe fruits is drunk[]. The Miskito from Nicaragua immigrated into the area and primarily used palm thatch for their homes. Ripening fruits Photograph by: All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits.