Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 35: 146 (1934)

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Distribution

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

Use Record

  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Construction, fiber, edible fruit. Present in young fallows. (Denevan, W., and J.M. Treacy, Young managed Fallows at Brillo Nuevo. 1987)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousBoraPeru
    OtherN/ASpear leafIndigenousBoraPeru
    ConstructionOtherNot specifiedIndigenousBoraPeru
    EnvironmentalAgroforestryEntire plantIndigenousBoraPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: El endospermo de su grupo pequeño y espinoso, es comestible. Con sus hojas tiernas, se tejen sombreros y abanicos. Su tronco maduro, puede utilizarse como viga en ciertos casos. (Mejía, K.M., Palmeras y el selvícola amazónico. 1983)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesStemNot identifiedN/APeru
    Human FoodFoodSeedsNot identifiedN/APeru
    CulturalCloth and accessoriesSpear leafNot identifiedN/APeru
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticSpear leafNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Food. Craft. Commerce. (Pinedo-Vasquez, M., D. Zarin, P. Jipp, et al., Use-Values of Tree Species in a Communal Forest Reserve in Northeast Peru. 1990)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodNot specifiedMestizoN/APeru
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticSpear leafMestizoN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Food. Fruits. (Boom, B.M., The Chacobo indians and their palms. 1986)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousChacoboBolivia
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Fruit, edible shoots, posts. (Flores Paitán, S., Old managed Fallows at Brillo Nuevo. 1987)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesStemIndigenousBoraPeru
    Human FoodFoodPalm heartIndigenousBoraPeru
    EnvironmentalAgroforestryEntire plantIndigenousBoraPeru
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousBoraPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Fruit, endosperm. Terminal bud. Wood for construction. Domestic artifacts & handicrafts. (…). The young growing tip or "heart" of Euterpe precatoria ("huasai") is a well-liked vegetable. Known as "palmito" or "chonta," palm hearts are eaten raw in salads, or cooked and mashed for use in soups. The delicacy is most frequently consumed during the week before Easter. The palmito of several other palms are also eaten, although they are considered to be of inferior quality. Examples include Bactris gasipaes, Iriartea deltoidea R. and P. (Mejia 0060) or "huacrapona," Astrocaryum chambira, and A. huicungo. (…). The immature endosperm of a number of palm fruits is eaten. Among these are: Astrocaryurn chambira Burret (Mejia 0097) or "chambira"; A. Jauari Mart. (Mejia 0095) or "huiririma"; A. huicungo Damm. Ex Burret (Mejia 0096) or "huicungo," and Phytelephas microcarpa R. and P. (Mejia 0069) or "yarina." The fruits of this last species are considered locally to be effective in the control of diabetes. (…). The unopened young leaves of three Astrocaryum species, ¡.e., A. chambira, A. huicungo, and A. jauari, are ernployed in weaving hats and fans; three leaves are normally required to make a hat. (Mejía, K., Las palmeras en los mercados de Iquitos. 1992)
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Frutal silvestre. (Tournon, J., Las Plantas, los Rao y sus espíritus ( Etnobotánica del Ucayali). 2006)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousShipibo-ConiboPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Fruto comestible (más bien se chupa). También es comestible su cogollo. (Guallart, J.M., Nomenclatura Jibaro-Aguaruna de Palmeras en el Distrito de Cenepa.. 1968)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodFruitsIndigenousAguarunaPeru
    Human FoodFoodPalm heartIndigenousAguarunaPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: New leaf sprout used to make women´s spinning basket. Trunks used rarely as house posts. (Bodley, J.H., and F.C. Benson, Cultural ecology of Amazonian palms. 1979)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Utensils and ToolsDomesticSpear leafIndigenousShipibo-ConiboPeru
    ConstructionHousesStemIndigenousShipibo-ConiboPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Planta comestible recolectada. Parte comestible, corazón. (Chirif, A., Salud y nutrición en sociedades nativas. 1978)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodPalm heartIndigenousAguarunaPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Producto empleado en la alimentación. Frutales y otros vegetales. (Huertas, B., Nuestro territorio Kampu Piyawi (Shawi). 2007)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodNot specifiedIndigenousShawiPeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: The heart is edible. Blowgun darts are made from the petiole. (Bennett, B.C., M.A. Baker, and P. Gómez-Andrade, Ethnobotany of the Shuar of Eastern Ecuador. 2002)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodFoodPalm heartIndigenousShuarEcuador
    Utensils and ToolsHunting and fishingPetioleIndigenousShuarEcuador
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Trunks. (Padoch, C., and W. De Jong, Production and profit in agroforestry: an example from the Peruvian Amazon. 1989)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionHousesStemMestizoN/APeru
  • Astrocaryum huicungo Dammer ex Burret: Uso alimenticio. Zumo de los frutos. (Descola, P., La selva culta- Simbolismo y praxis en la ecología de los Achuar. 1989)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Human FoodBeveragesFruitsIndigenousAchuarEcuador

Bibliography

A. World Checklist of Arecaceae