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Mauritia flexuosa (muriti; Moriche Palm)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Mauritia flexuosa, known as the moriche palm, ité palm, ita, buriti, muriti, canangucho (Colombia), or aguaje (Peru), is a palm tree. It grows in and near swamps and other wet areas in tropical South America. It has been reported from Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
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Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Predators

Consumers

Shelter for 
Ara ararauna (Blue-and-yellow Macaw)[3]

Distribution

Trinidad to S. Trop. America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

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Citations

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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Avian frugivores feeding on Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae) fruits in Central Brazil, Manrique Prada Villalobos and Marcelo Araújo Bagno, Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 20(1), 26‐29 (2012)
3PARROT CLAYLICKS: DISTRIBUTION, PATTERNS OF USE AND ECOLOGICAL CORRELATES FROM A PARROT ASSEMBLAGE IN SOUTHEASTERN PERU, ALAN TRISTRAM KENNETH LEE, dissertation for DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2010
4Feeding Behavior of the Black-Tufted-ear Marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) (Primata, Callitrichidae) in a Tropical Cerrado Savanna, Andréa Andrade Vilela & Kleber Del-Claro, Sociobiology Vol. 58, No. 2, 2011
5The Frugivorous Diet of the Maned Wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus, in Brazil: Ecology and Conservation, José Carlos Motta-Junior and Karina Martins, Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, pp. 291-303 (2002)
6del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
7Stay below water! - A Strategy to avoid Seed Predators - Seed Survival and Germination of Mauritia flexuosa in Southeastern Peru, Björn Johansson, Master Thesis, Linköpings universitet, 2009
8Notes on the Ecology of Buffy Saki Monkeys (Pithecia albicans, Gray 1860): A Canopy Seed-Predator, CARLOS A. PERES, American Journal of Primatology 31:129-140 (1993)
9Tayassu pecari, John J. Mayer and Ralph M. Wetzel, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 293, pp. 1-7 (1987)
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