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Attalea maripa

Synonyms: Attalea cryptanthera; Attalea macropetala; Attalea regia; Englerophoenix caribaeum; Englerophoenix longirostrata; Englerophoenix maripa; Englerophoenix regia; Ethnora maripa; Maximiliana caribaea; Maximiliana elegans; Maximiliana longirostrata; Maximiliana macrogyne; Maximiliana macropetala; Maximiliana maripa; Maximiliana martiana; Maximiliana regia; Maximiliana stenocarpa; Maximiliana tetrasticha; Palma maripa; Scheelea maripa; Scheelea tetrasticha; Temenia regia

Wikipedia Abstract

Attalea maripa, commonly called maripa palm is a palm native to tropical South America and Trinidad and Tobago. It grows up 35 m (115 ft) tall and can have leaves or fronds 10–12 m (33–39 ft) long. This plant has a yellow edible fruit which is oblong ovoid and cream. An edible oil can be extracted from the pulp of the fruit and from the kernel of the seed.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Structure [2]  Tree



Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (Hyacinth Macaw)[3]
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)[4]
Tapirus terrestris (South American tapir)[5]
Tayassu pecari (white-lipped peccary)[6]


Trinidad to S. Trop. America; Trinidad, S. Trop. America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Hyacinth Macaw, BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
4Seasonal Variations in Diet and Foraging Behavior of Ateles chamek in a Southern Amazonian Tropical Forest, Robert B. Wallace, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 26, No. 5, October 2005, pp. 1053-1075
5Animals of the Rainforest
6Tayassu pecari, John J. Mayer and Ralph M. Wetzel, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 293, pp. 1-7 (1987)
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