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Useful Tropical Plants

Ischnosiphon cerotus

Loes.

Marantaceae

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General Information

Ischnosiphon cerotus is a herbaceous perennial plant forming a clump of growth 1.2 - 4.5 metres tall from an underground rhizome[
921
Title
Participatory Research and Management of Aruma (Ischnosiphon gracilis[Rudge] Körn., Marantaceae) by the Kaiabi Peopl
Publication
Journal of Ethnobiology 26(1): 36 - 59
Author
Simone Ferreira de Athayde et al.
Website
http://www.ethnobiology.org
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology
Year
2006
ISBN
0278-0771
Description
Research into the management of Ischnosiphon gracilis as a resource for basket making.
].
The plant is much used in traditional basketry in many of the areas in which it grows, being commonly harvested from the wild.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

A herbaceous plant in the understorey of primary rain forest, at elevations up to 600 metres[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
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521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stem is split and woven to make a sieve for processing manioc flour[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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