Wettinia drudei (O.F.Cook & Doyle) A.J.Hend., Palms Amazon : 98 (1995)

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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 basin in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. Uncommon in Ecuador, where it has been recorded only once. (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 or subcanopy palm. Stem solitary, 3-7 m tall and 2-4 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves 1.5-2.5 m long; pinnae 10-15 on each side, entire, borne horizontally, glabrous or finely hairy below, the central ones 25-55 cm long and 4-7 cm wide. Inflorescences 1-3 per node; peduncle 10-15 cm long; rachis ca. 5 cm long, with 2-10 branches, those of the female inflorescences to 20 cm long in fruit. Male flowers up to 27 mm long, with 5-6 stamens. Female flowers dispersed along the branches, 7-9 mm long. Fruit dark yellow, minutely warty and hairy, 2-2.5 cm long and 1-1.5 cm in diameter, often with two fully developed carpels. (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

  • Wettinia drudei (O.F.Cook & Doyle) A.J.Hend.: Wettinia drudei (O.F.Cook & Doyle) A.J.Hend. Español: Ponilla Usos: Construcción — El tallo ocasionalmente es utilizado para construcción de viviendas. Comunidad: 1, 6, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23–27. Voucher: H. Balslev 7102. (Balslev, H., C. Grandez, et al., Useful palms (Arecaceae) near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon. 2008)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionBridgesStemNot identifiedN/APeru
  • Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle: Los tallos que son muy resistentes por la cubierta exterior de fibras rígidas y duras, una vez partidos se utilizan para fabricar bodoqueras o cerbatanas o como material de soporte para tejer las hojas de pui ( Lepidocaryum tenue ) para techar. (Galeano, G., Las palmas de la región de Araracuara. 1992 (as Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle))
  • Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle: Roofing material. (López-Parodi, J., The use of palms and other native plants in non-conventional, low cost rural housing in the Peruvian Amazon. 1988 (as Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle))
  • Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle: Thatching. (Mejía, K., Las palmeras en los mercados de Iquitos. 1992 (as Catoblastus drudei O.F.Cook & Doyle))

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