Astrocaryum chonta Mart., Voy. Amér. Mér. 7(3): 84 (1844)

Primary tabs

no image available

Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Boliviapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Perupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A

Use Record

  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: El tronco es utilizado como poste en la construcción de casas porque es duro, fuerte y resistente al ataque de termitas. (Chávez, F., Estudio preliminar de la familia Arecaceae (Palmae) en el Parque Nacional del Manu (Pakitza y Cocha Cashu). 1996)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesStemNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: Fruit eaten. Fruit. Palm-heart eaten. Young leaf. Fruit sold. Fruit. (Kvist, L., M.K. Andersen, J. Stagegaard, M. Hesselsoe, and C. Llapapasca, Extraction from woody plants in flood plain communities in Amazonian Peru: use, choice, evaluation and conservation status of resoruces. 2001)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodFruitsMestizoN/APeru
    Human FoodFoodPalm heartMestizoN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: Preferred poles to construct huts include shibo´( Astrocaryum chonta) and (...). (Chicchon, A., Chimane resource use and market involvement in The Beni Biosphere Reserve, Bolivia. 1992)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesStemIndigenousTsimaneBolivia
  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: Se consume el endosperma inmaduro. (Mejía, K., Las palmeras en los mercados de Iquitos. 1992)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodSeedsNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: Su madera, es muy dura y apropiada para la fabricación de arcos y flechas. (Cárdenas, M., Palm Forests of the Bolivian High Andes. 1970)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Utensils and ToolsHunting and fishingStemNot identifiedN/ABolivia
  • Astrocaryum chonta Mart.: Wood hard but fragile; putamen very sweet (but not eaten) fruit used as a fire starter (D´Orbigny) (Macbride, J.F., Flora of Peru Vol. XIII Part 1 Nº 2. 1960)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    FuelFire starterFruitsNot identifiedN/APeru

Bibliography

A. World Checklist of Arecaceae