Carludovica palmata is a tropical American, palm-like perennial. The leaves are folded fan-like along their length, giving the foliage a graceful and plicate. Range. Western S. America – Peru, north through Central America to southern Mexico. Habitat. Moist or usually wet, mixed, lowland or mountain rainforest. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is an evergreen stemless, palm-like plant which grows up to 4 m tall and has rhizomatous stems which produce large clumps.

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Moist or usually wet, mixed, lowland or mountain rainforest, sometimes in open places, especially in areas of secondary growth, at elevations below metres[]. Buy it now – Add to Watch list Added to your Watch list. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Panama hat plant Carludovica palmata is a tropical American, palm-like perennial.

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The genus is probably best known for Carludovica palmata toquillathe young leaves of which are made into Panama hats. Caroudovica to basket. Immediate payment required for this item. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

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There is no known medicinal use of this plant. It is used for making Panama hats, cigar cases, small bags, mats etc[ 46, ].

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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. It is not a true palm. Retrieved from ” https: Now containing plants. The leaves are harvested before they have unfurled and the stiff parallel veins are removed. The Panama carludovvica palm is cultivated from Central America to Bolivia.

International Common Names English: The leaves are folded fan-like along their length, giving the foliage a graceful and plicate appearance. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. There are 97 items available. Before the leaf fibre can be hand woven it must be softened and bleached. The fruits contain calcium oxalate crystals[ ].

Skip to main content. Retrieved 24 September Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Other Carludovica species have uses as diverse as thatching and even anti-venom for snakebites. People who viewed this item also viewed. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.

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Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many czrludovica quality photographs of the fruits.


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Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 6, tolerating 4. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: The fruit contains calcium oxalate crystals[ ], which can give a sensation in the mouth of lots of small needles being stuck into the skin[ Ccarludovica ]. Add to Watch list. A fibre is obtained from the stems. Since Carludovica palmata is a stoloniferous plant, the quickest method of propagation is by division. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 1,mm, but tolerates – 2,mm[ ].

Retrieved from ” https: Young leaves and shoot tips – raw. The leaves are cut while young, and the stiff parallel veins removed, pqlmata which they are slit into shreds, but not separated at the stalk end, and immersed in boiling water for a short time and then bleached in the sun[ ]. Last update on