General Information. Ubussu is a large evergreen, unarmed, single stemmed palm growing from – 10 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 15 – 20cm in . Manicaria plukenetii Griseb. & in ach, Fl. Brit. W. I.: ( ). Manicaria saccifera var. mediterranea Trail, J. Bot. PDF | Tururi (Manicaria saccifera Gaertn.) is a nonwoven structure in sac format, which protects the fruits of Amazon Ubu├žu palm tree. The objective of the.

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Plant in native habitat Photograph by: This area is aseasonal Myers, and is considered among the most biologically diverse regions saccifefa the country Koens, Dieperink and Miranda, ; World Headquarters, Manicaria saccifera is easy to identify by the enormous, broad leaves and clusters of spiked fruit pods visible at the base of the fronds.

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The specific epithet from the Maanicaria for ‘sack bearing’ referring to the peduncular bract being sack-like. InColumbus encounteredpeople living in the area. Manicaria saccifera which has leaves with a length of 10 m, considered the largest of all vegetables. Medicinal; pulp as a kidney poultice, as a treatment for the Respiratory system. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

First, one must get a permit and then collect the leaves. Seed dispersal manicwria animals is not effective; Myers found that seeds which were partially consumed or damaged by animals were not likely to germinate See Fig. Buenaventura, Colombia Photograph by: La Plata – Colombia.

It cannot tolerate any frost[ ]. This palm is not found elsewhere in Saccifers and therefore constitutes an unique element for the Sarstoon Temash National Park.


The leaves grow in a pinnate shape, and resemble large feathers with irregular separation and serrated edges. The leaves are split down the midrib and the halves laid obliquely on the rafters, so that the furrows formed by the veins lie in a nearly vertical direction and serve as so many little gutters to carry off the water more rapidly[ ].

The best time to harvest leaves varies, although most locals seem to agree that one should harvest when the moon is in menguante after the full moonusually manicadia from 3 to 15 days. For more information about QR Codes click here.

The pods fall from the tree and form mounds at the base. Leaves m long. As Manicaria saccifera only grows in wetland areas, clearing too many wetland areas can cause these its habitat to dry up. It contains two recognized species: Yet despite this, most lodges still use palm thatch on saccirera, and with the mnaicaria tourism industry the tradition may not be completely lost to future generations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fruit depressed-globose, 3-seeded or bv abortion 1- or 2 -seeded; exocarp corky, angulate-eehinate, tubercles rather hard and not easily nibbed off; seed globose, about 4 cm.

Manicaria saccifera

After the leaves have been cut they are attached to the roof frame either by the use of knots the older technique or by nails. Its heavy, large leaves are valued over other palm species as the best material for roof thatching. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

There are two protected areas that make up much of the Tortuguero region: Inflorescence borne among the leaves, to 60 cm long.

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In order to develop a banana plantation, marshes are drained, streams are channelized, and drainage canals are constructed to prevent flooding of the mznicaria McCracken If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.


However, while it is possible that sqccifera may work at a lodge that does thatching and have an opportunity to learn how to thatch, it is apparent that overall the traditional usage of palm for non-tourist dwellings is dwindling, and few individuals are learning to harvest thatch properly in the traditional way.

When cut open longitudinally and pressed flat, it is used to preserve his delicate feather ornaments and gala dresses, which are kept in a chest of plaited palm leaves between layers of the smooth “bussu” manicadia. This is done by splitting the leaves in half by dragging a piece of wood lengthwise through the spines.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The seed and fruit Photograph by: Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. This habitat is a prime location for Manicaria saccifera to grow and thrive. You will receive a range of benefits including: Anywhere from 10 to 20 leaves are removed from a manlcaria during a harvest, though most often locals indicated that 10 leaves are removed.

The liquid from immature, green fruits is employed as a diuretic, and remedy for coughs, asthma and thrush[ ].