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Useful Tropical Plants

Wettinia quinaria

(O.F.Cook & Doyle) Burret

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Wettinella quinaria O.F.Cook & Doyle

Wettinia utilis Little

Common Name:

Wettinia quinaria
Inflorescence
Photograph by: Rodrigo Bernal'
Image credit to Palmweb
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General Information

Wettinia quinaria is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing 7 - 15 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 15 - 20cm in diameter; it has stilt roots up to 1 metre long at its base, and is topped by a crown of 4 - 6 long leaves[
786
Title
Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Milliken W.; Miller R.P.; Pollard S.R.; Wandelli E.V.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Year
1992
ISBN
0-947643-50-8
Description
An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the lifestyle of the Waimiri Atroari and listing the plants used.
].
The stems are a popular local building material, being used very commonly for making walls and also for posts etc.

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 - Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

Lowland to premontane rain forest, at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
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
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The outsides of the stems are hard. They are a popular material for use in making walls and also as posts in construction[
347
Title
Tropical Palms
Publication
Non-Wood Forest Products No. 10
Author
Johnson D.V.
Website
http://www.fao.org/docrep/
Publisher
FAO, Rome
Year
2011
ISBN
978-92-5-106742-0
Description
A terse guide to some of the uses of palms. Also available for download from the web. (Search for "FAO Tropical Palms")
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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 stems are also used for making blowpipes[
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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