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Useful Tropical Plants

Ischnosiphon gracilis

(Rudge) Körn.

Marantaceae

+ Synonyms

Calathea bambusacea Poepp. & Endl.

Hymenocharis bambusacea (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze

Hymenocharis gracilis (Rudge) Kuntze

Ischnosiphon bambusacea (Poepp. & Endl.) Körn.

Ischnosiphon lasserianus Steyerm.

Maranta bambusacea (Poepp. & Endl.) D.Dietr.

Maranta gracilis Rudge

Common Name:

Ischnosiphon gracilis
Leaves and flowers - if you look very carefully by the mans hand!
Photograph by: Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
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General Information

Ischnosiphon gracilis 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. Items made from this plant are often traded[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

A herbaceous plant in dense rain forest; usually found on well-drained soils of the upper slopes of steep hillsides, but also sometimes in periodically flooded areas at the headwaters of small rivers[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibre is removed from the external surface of the stems and used for basketry weaving[
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 main objects produced both for subsistence and for market sale are: baskets, mats, war club adornments, sieves, bracelets, and headdresses[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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