General Information. Ubussu is a large evergreen, unarmed, single stemmed palm growing from – 10 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 15 – 20cm in . Manicaria plukenetii Griseb. & in ach, Fl. Brit. W. I.: ( ). Manicaria saccifera var. mediterranea Trail, J. Bot. PDF | Tururi (Manicaria saccifera Gaertn.) is a nonwoven structure in sac format, which protects the fruits of Amazon Ubu├žu palm tree. The objective of the.

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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Drawing of the mature plant Photograph by: Further to this, lowland forests generally have a higher density of palms than upland forests, and palms thrive better in poorly drained, wet ,anicaria than dry or well-drained soils.

We are currently updating this section. This palm is not found elsewhere in Belize and therefore constitutes an unique element for the Sarstoon Temash National Park. These palms tend to grow sacciferz swampy areas. Stem solitary, to 10 m tall, cm in diameter. The permit system is one of many possible factors contributing to a decline in thatch use in Costa Rica but should not be considered independent of manjcaria social and economic factors.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. As Manicaria saccifera only grows in wetland areas, clearing too many wetland areas can cause these its habitat to dry up.

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The pods fall majicaria the tree and form mounds at the base. Usually grows in low land places near water, but also in inundated places inland.


Inflorescence borne among the leaves, to 60 cm long. InColumbus encounteredpeople living in the area.

A well-made thatch of “bussu” will last ten or twelve years, and an Indian will often take a week’s voyage in order to get a canoe-load of the leaves to cover his house.

Other uses of manjcaria leaves are for thatch and sails. It saccifeta two recognized species: Of the Isthmian-Atlantic moist forest ecoregion, of the Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests biome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seed dispersal by animals is not effective; Myers found that seeds which were partially consumed or damaged by animals were not likely to germinate See Fig. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. First, one must get a permit and then collect the leaves.

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An edible oil is obtained from the seeds[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Mainly, it was indicated that least three leaves are left on each tree so that the palms were able to regenerate.

Sacciferq Read View source View history. Palms of all types can be used for “thatch for houses, wood to support dwellings, ropes, strings, weavings, hunting bows, fishing line, hooks, utensils, musical instruments, and various kinds of food and drink” Kricher, In summary, research revealed that what is crucial in terms of the proper management of the Manicaria saccifera is regulating the clearing and draining manicariaa land for agriculture, highways, and other developments.

Last update on Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. The number of leaves harvested from each tree also varies. There are two protected areas that make up much of the Tortuguero region: Young plants in native habitat Photograph by: A decoction of the root, combined with bamboo leaves and a decoction of Euterpe precatoria roots, is used to treat asthma and coughs[ ]. Some mammals, such as peccarieseat the white flesh found inside seeds that have fallen and emerged from aaccifera tough outer shell, but human consumption of this fruit is not common Myers, Manicaria saccifera, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.


The leaves are split down the midrib and the halves laid obliquely on the rafters, so that the furrows formed by the veins lie in a nearly vertical direction and serve as so many little gutters to carry off the water more rapidly[ ]. Medicinal; pulp as a kidney poultice, as a treatment for the Respiratory system.

The best time to harvest leaves varies, although most locals seem to agree that one should harvest when the moon is in menguante after the full moonusually anywhere from 3 to 15 days.

QR Code What’s this? Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Views Read Edit View history. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Bora Indians use the palm in a special way. The fruit is 4 – 6cm in diameter[ ]. For a house it may take anywhere between and leaves, and a rancho may need to leaves.

The cultivation of bananas requires large amounts of land, large amounts of fertilizers and pesticides, and extensive systems of shallow canals and drainage ditches Astorga, It is also used to treat diarrhoea[ ]. Please view the copyright link for more information.