Carludovica

Carludovica

 

a genus of plants of the family Cyclan-thaceae. The plants resemble small palms with shortened trunks. The flowers are unisexual and are on a spadix. Every pistillate flower is surrounded by four staminate flowers. The baccate fruits form an aggregate fruit. There are three species in Central America and northwestern South America. The leaves of the jipijapa (Carludovica palmata ) provide the material used in the production of panama hats and other articles.

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7d-i), families that apparently are closely related to each other (Chase, 2004) In Carludovica of the Cyclanthaceae, roots have long vessels with many-barred scalariform perforation plates (Fig.
Neyland 1921 AF331971 Cyclanthaceae Carludovica palmata Ruiz.
The ethnobotany of Carludovica palmata Ruiz & Pavon (Cyclanthaceae) in Amazonian Ecuador.