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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Partly these swamp forests are dominated by the palm Manicaria saccifera, locally called “Comfra”. This area is aseasonal Myers, and is considered among the most biologically diverse regions in the country Koens, Dieperink and Miranda, ; World Headquarters, The tradition of thatching is being lost within the Tortuguero region of Costa Rica. Medicinal; pulp as a kidney poultice, as a treatment for the Respiratory system.

Manicaria saccifera is easy to identify by the enormous, broad leaves and clusters of spiked fruit pods visible at the base of the fronds. The specific epithet from the Latin for ‘sack bearing’ referring to the peduncular bract being sack-like.

This page has been accessed 17, times. By using this site, you agree to safcifera Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The seeds can float in the water for a long time until they reach an appropriate place to germinate. Manicafia Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms.

Other Uses The leaves are utilized as thatch and sails[ ]. According to Article 1 of Lawits purpose is to regulate and monitor the appropriation and trade of natural resources within Costa Rica and to assure any extraction is done so in a sustainable fashion.

Drawing of the mature plant Photograph by: This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. This alteration of the landscape inevitably leads to deforestation, and the loss of tropical flora and fauna biodiversity.

This Sqccifera Code is unique to this page. Myers states that Manicaria saccifera is an obligate swamp species which grows in freshwater swamps that are frequently flooded by rain or ocean tides. It manicaeia grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. But the palm can actually grow taller than this.

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For more information about QR Codes click here. Other uses of the leaves are for thatch and sails.

Although locals practice these two types of management to ensure that the palm does regenerate, they also indicated that they believe that this palm is a plant that will regenerate quickly and is not at risk of overharvesting, especially manicariz done properly. This is done by splitting the leaves in half by dragging a piece of wood lengthwise through the spines. A decoction of the root, combined with bamboo leaves and a decoction of Euterpe precatoria roots, is used to treat asthma and coughs[ ].

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Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. For a house it may take anywhere between and leaves, and a rancho may need to leaves. Warm, sheltered and moist. In order to develop a banana plantation, marshes are drained, streams are channelized, and drainage canals are constructed to prevent flooding of the fields McCracken If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Fruit depressed-globose, 3-seeded or bv abortion 1- or 2 -seeded; exocarp corky, angulate-eehinate, tubercles rather hard and not easily nibbed off; seed globose, about 4 cm.

A well-made thatch will last ten or twelve years, and an indigenous person will often take a week’s voyage in order to get a canoe-load of the leaves to cover his house[ ]. Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to manicara Americas that were known in Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Costa Rica, Cano Palma area. Usually grows in low land places near water, but also in inundated places inland.

Further to this, lowland forests generally have a higher density of palms than upland forests, and palms sqccifera better in poorly drained, wet soils than dry or well-drained soils.

Mauricio and Suchin Marcus with a hat made of fibers from Manicaria saccifera. The Suerre used Manicaria saccifera to thatch cone-shaped ranchos, and slept on palm floors.


Sago is obtained from the starchy stems[]. 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 saccfiera the water more rapidly[ ].

From an applied Anthropological approach, the biological and sociocultural aspects of this ecologically prominent palm species were considered.

It is hardy to zone UK This unique and handsome so;itary maanicaria, curved or crooked and deeply ringed. Wildlife conservation permits in Costa Rica were established in with the Ley de Conservacion de la Vida Silvestre, or the Law on Wildlife Conservation hereafter referred to as Law A plant of the lowland, moist tropics. There appears to be a variety of reasons for this decline including difficulty in obtaining permits, physical difficulty of harvest work in swamp areas, and undesirable creatures such as scorpions, snakes and bats making their homes in the thatch.

About 10 contemporaneous suberect leaves; dead leaves persistent for some time and hanging down on the trunk; sheath with fibrous ventral part enclosing young leaves about 7 m. Some mammals, such as peccarieseat the white flesh sacxifera inside seeds that have fallen and emerged from the tough outer shell, but human consumption of this fruit is not common Myers, The fruit is 4 – 6cm in diameter[ ]. The starchy stems are source of sago.

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The Suerre, according to linguistic analysis, are thought to be related to the Talamancan tribes from southern Costa Rica. Plant in native habitat Photograph by: It is also used to treat saccifrra ].

The leaves can be used as sails for canoes, even to navigate the rivers, downstream rafts are made with stalks, heavily ventricose and potbellied, to navigate in the sea or in the river mouths, with huge sheets of monoblock JICRA Manicaria saccifera.