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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 is a palm native to tropical South America and Trinidad and Tobago. This plant has a yellow edible fruit which is oblong ovoid and cream. It grows up 35 m (115 ft) tall and can have leaves or fronds 10–12 m (33–39 ft) long and has a large inflorescence which is interfoliar.
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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;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 11-Nov-2003, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 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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