Carludovica palmata is a tropical American, palm-like perennial. The leaves are folded fan-like along their length, giving the foliage a graceful and plicate. Range. Western S. America – Peru, north through Central America to southern Mexico. Habitat. Moist or usually wet, mixed, lowland or mountain rainforest. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is an evergreen stemless, palm-like plant which grows up to 4 m tall and has rhizomatous stems which produce large clumps.

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Carludovica palmata is an evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m 6ft by 2 m 6ft at a fast rate. The stem yields strong, flexible, and durable fibre used for making Panama hats, pslmata cases, small bags, mats, etc. For more information about QR Codes click here.

Carludovica palmata – Useful Tropical Plants

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Added to salads or cooked as a potherb[ ]. Eaten in salads, they are said to have the flavour of asparagus[ ]. Publisher Timber Pzlmata Inc.

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Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Depending on the origin, quality of materials carlkdovica finesse of individual weavers, a hat may take several hours to several months to make. Tropicos lists more species but it may contain potential synonyms: You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. None Royal Mail International Standard.


Carludovica palmata

Its leaves are different from the leaves of true palms, and unlike true palms it does not develop a woody trunk. Retrieved 24 September Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.

Unfortunately, people involved in processing and weaving hats frequently fall prey to unscrupulous middlemen. Moist or usually wet, mixed, lowland or mountain rainforest, sometimes in open places, especially in areas of secondary growth, at elevations below metres[].

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No additional import charges on delivery. Sowing and planting instructions go out with carldovica order. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

They reproduce vegetativelybecause they do not produce viable seeds.

Carludovica palmata

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Report item – opens in a new window or tab. An unidentified species belonging to this family possibly a Carludovica species has been marketed as a houseplant in darludovica United States under the name “Jungle Drum”. Carludovica palmata – Panama Hat Plant – 20 Seeds. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.


Skip to main content. Add to Watch list Watching. The Panama hat palm is cultivated from Central America to Bolivia.

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Panama hat plant Scientific classification Kingdom: For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.

Construction of the Panama Canal, completed inwas a challenging, large-scale engineering project that killed large numbers of people. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Panama Hat Plant or Carludovica palmata is a palm-like evergreen shrub that grows up to m tall and found in Western Palmzta America.

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 6, tolerating 4.

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