Ammandra O.F.Cook, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 17: 220 (1927)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B

Common Name

    Use Record


    • Ammandra O.F.Cook: Fibers extracted from leaf sheath for brooms (Ammandra sp.). (…). Palm heart edible (Prestoea sp., Euterpe spp., Iriartea deltoidea, Socratea exorrhiza, Ammandra sp.). (…). Fresh fruits edible (Bactris sp., Phytelephas microcarpa, Ammandra sp., Palandra aequatorialis, Aiphanes caryotaefolia, Aiphanes eggersii, Astrocaryum murumuru, Astrocaryum chambira, Astrocaryum standleyanum, Desmoncus sp., Geonoma sp.). (…). The fluid endosperm is a rich beverage (…). (…). Cattle feed on the male inflorescences. (Balslev, H., and A. Barfod, Ecuadorean palms- an overview. 1987)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      Human FoodFoodFruitsNot identifiedN/AEcuador
      Human FoodFoodSeedsNot identifiedN/AEcuador
      Utensils and ToolsDomesticLeaf sheathNot identifiedN/AEcuador
      Human FoodFoodPalm heartNot identifiedN/AEcuador
      Animal FoodFodderInflorescenceNot identifiedN/AEcuador