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Useful Tropical Plants

Chelyocarpus dianeurus

(Burret) H.E.Moore

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Tessmanniodoxa dianeura (Burret) Burret

Tessmanniophoenix dianeura Burret

Common Name:

Chelyocarpus dianeurus
Plant growing in Choco, Colombia
Photograph by: Andrew J. Henderson'
Image credit to Palmweb
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General Information

Chelyocarpus dianeurus is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing 3 - 15 metres tall. The unbranched, erect or slightly leaning stem can be 6 - 9cm in diameter, topped with a crown of 13 - 15 fan-shaped leaves that can be up to 2 metres in diameter[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a stuffing material.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

S. America - Colombia.

Habitat

Understorey of lowland rainforest, most commonly on slopes and almost always in well-drained soils, usually near sea level[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a warm, sheltered and moist position[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The woolly covering on the leaf sheaths is used as a stuffing material for pillows[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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