Palmas (Arecaceae) útiles en los alrededores de iquitos, amazonía peruana

Translated title of the contribution: Useful palms (Arecaceae) near iquitos, peruvian amazon

Henrik Balslev, César Grandez, Narel Y.Paniagua Zambrana, Anne Louise Møller, Sandie Lykke Hansen

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This paper describes the uses of 64 species of palms in 28 villages in Departamento de Loreto, Peru. There, the palms are of great use as food (Bactris gasipaes, Mauritia flexuosa, Euterpe precatoria, Oenocarpus bataua), for fiber production (Astrocaryum chambira, Aphandra natalia), for construction of houses (Euterpe precatoria, Iriartea deltoidea, Socratea exorrhiza), thatching (many species of Attalea, Lepidocaryum tenue) and for many medicinal purposes (Euterpe precatoria, Oenocarpus bataua).

Translated title of the contributionUseful palms (Arecaceae) near iquitos, peruvian amazon
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008


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