Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 395 (1920)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Brazil Northpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Perupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
W Amazon region in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, usually below 500 m elevation. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

Discussion

  • The only native Ecuadorian representative of the Coryphoid palm subfamily. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

Description

  • Understorey palm. Stem solitary, erect, to 5 m tall, 6-8 cm in diameter. Leaves with petiole 1-1.5 m long; blade palmate 1.2-1.6 m in diameter, silverish white below, deeply split into 8-10 segments, that in their turn are partially split for up to half their length into one-ribbed teeth. Inflorescences 60-100 cm long, the basal part covered with bracts with a greyish white waxy tomentum. Flowers 3-5 mm long, first cream coloured, then purplish. Fruits 2-3 cm in diameter, light brown, with corky-warty surface. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

Use Record

  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: Cestería. Hoja. Paraguas. Hoja. Techado. Hoja. Alimento. Fruto. Alimento an. Fruto. Larguero. Tallo. Leña. Tallo. Pucuna. Tallo. Herramienta. Tallo. (Cerón, C.E., and C. Montalvo, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha. Formaciones vegetales, Diversidad y Etnobotánica.. 2000)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Animal FoodWildlife attractantFruitsIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    Utensils and ToolsHunting and fishingStemIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    FuelFirewoodStemIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    ConstructionHousesStemIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    ConstructionThatchEntire leafIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    Utensils and ToolsLabour toolsStemIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticEntire leafIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer Español: Sacha aguajillo Usos: Herramientas y utensilios — Las hojas tiernas son empleadas en la fabricación de abanicos. Alimenticio — Ocasionalmente los frutos maduros son comestibles. Comunidad: 3, 5. Voucher: H. Balslev 7403. (Balslev, H., C. Grandez, et al., Useful palms (Arecaceae) near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon. 2008)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticEntire leafNot identifiedN/APeru
    Human FoodFoodFruitsNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer Vernacular names: Gaban (adult), gabamo (fruit). Voucher: Macía et al. #412. Uses. CO: Leaves are used for temporary thatch where there is a lack of other materials. CU: Immature leaf rachis is used for ceremonial forehead bands and to adorn their arms and legs at traditional feasts. E: The immature endosperm is edible. (Macía, M.J., Multiplicity in palm uses by the Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador. 2004)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodSeedsIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    ConstructionThatchEntire leafIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
    CulturalRitualLeaf rachisIndigenousHuaoraniEcuador
  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: Construcción de casas. (Albán, J., La mujer y las plantas útiles silvestres en la comunidad Cocama-Cocamilla de los ríos Samiria y Marañon.. 1994)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesNot specifiedIndigenousCocamaPeru
  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: De los tallos, después de quemarlos, cocinarlos y filtrarlos, se extrae sal vegetal, utilizada para mezclar al ambil de tabaco. Esta palma es extraordinariamente bella y tiene un potencial ornnamental enorme si se introdujera adecuadamente en cultivo. (Galeano, G., Las palmas de la región de Araracuara. 1992)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    CulturalRecreationalStemNot identifiedN/AColombia
  • Chelyocarpus ulei Dammer: Palmate leaves used as temporary sitting mats, umbrellas, and for wrapping meat in the forest. (Bodley, J.H., and F.C. Benson, Cultural ecology of Amazonian palms. 1979)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Utensils and ToolsWrappersEntire leafIndigenousShipibo-ConiboPeru
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticEntire leafIndigenousShipibo-ConiboPeru

Bibliography

    A. Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador
    B. World Checklist of Arecaceae