Mauritia L.f., Suppl. Pl. : 70 (1782)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Boliviapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Brazil Northpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Brazil Northeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Brazil Southeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Brazil West-Centralpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
French Guianapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Guyanapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Perupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Surinamepresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Trinidad-Tobagopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B
Venezuelapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae )B

Common Name

    Use Record

    Uses

    • Mauritia L.f.: Crop in garden of household. (Salick, J., Ecological basis of Amuesha agriculture, Peruvian upper Amazon. 1989)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      EnvironmentalAgroforestryEntire plantIndigenousYaneshaPeru
    • Mauritia L.f.: Fruits are boiied in water until soft and the pulp surrounding the seed is eaten. The fruits also are used to prepare a beverage. After the fruits have been soaked in water until soft, the seed is removed and discarded. The pulp is mashed by hand and passed through a sieve. Water and sugar are mixed with the juice. The trunk and fronds are utilized in the girls' puberty rites. The trunk is cut into long stnps which are used to construct the seclusion room. Pinnae of young fronds are split, then bound together at one end to make tassels for the girl's costume. (Glenboski, L.L., The Ethnobotany Of The Tukuna Indians. 1983)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      Human FoodBeveragesFruitsIndigenousTikunaColombia
      ConstructionThatchEntire leafIndigenousTikunaColombia
      CulturalRitualStemIndigenousTikunaColombia
      CulturalRitualEntire leafIndigenousTikunaColombia
      Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousTikunaColombia
    • Mauritia L.f.: Frutos ovoides de pericarpio "escamoso", dispuestos en racimos, comestibles en refresco o luego de "madurarlos" en agua tibia. Las hojas se utilizan en el techado de viviendas; la madera sirve para sacer tablas de mesones. (…). Con las hojas se techan viviendas, la madera es medianamente pesada, se usa para los pisos de las casas, cuando se tiene "yaripa", formando dos espacios. (…) Productos comestibles. Madera construcción. (…). Silvestre. Alimento; construcción. Fruto-tronco. (Garzón, N.C., Aproximación etnobotánica en la comunidad Guayabero de Barrancion-Guaviare. 1985)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousGuayaberoColombia
      ConstructionHousesStemIndigenousGuayaberoColombia
      ConstructionThatchEntire leafIndigenousGuayaberoColombia
      Utensils and ToolsDomesticStemIndigenousGuayaberoColombia
      Human FoodBeveragesFruitsIndigenousGuayaberoColombia
    • Mauritia L.f.: The dead trunks of all palm trees, including Ireartea, Euterpe, Mauritia, and Jessenia, all attract palm weevils. (Alexiades, M.N., Ethnobotany of the Ese Ejja: plants, health, and change in an amazonian society. 1999)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      OtherN/AStemIndigenousEse EjjaPeru
      OtherN/AStemIndigenousEse EjjaBolivia
    • Mauritia L.f.: The leaves are employed to make thatch for the houses. The leaves are folded over laths of pona lisa wood (Iriartea sp.) and tied into place with tammische (Asplundia sp.). (Glenboski, L.L., The Ethnobotany Of The Tukuna Indians. 1983)
      Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
      CulturalRitualStemIndigenousTikunaColombia
      ConstructionThatchEntire leafIndigenousTikunaColombia
      Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousTikunaColombia
      CulturalRitualEntire leafIndigenousTikunaColombia
      Human FoodBeveragesFruitsIndigenousTikunaColombia