Although the Arecaceae family has a wide distribution and a large number of species, the endemic Chilean palm, Jubaea chilensis (Mol.) Baill., is the only palm among continental native Chilean flora and therefore is considered a singular and important element of Chilean Mediterranean ecosystems (Gonzalez et al.
Jubaea chilensis lacks raphide bundles and raphide containing idioblasts in the staminate petals, as observed in Butia (Martel et al.
Jubaea chilensis grows in dry areas, mainly with a Mediterranean climate with low-to-medium rainfall (Rodriguez et al.
Jubaea chilensis is particularly interesting to study because of its unique features.
Antecedentes sobre la germinacion y el cultivo in vitro de la palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis (Mol.) Baillon).
Jubaea chilensis has been described as a giant herb, a giant grass or an arborescent monocotyledon species (Senerman 1970, Tomlinson 2006).
Remarkable cases are found in Chile and Uruguay, where Jubaea chilensis and Butia capitata are exploited in private areas within a national park and a biosphere reserve, respectively.
Some management systems have been regulated by law for particular species, like harvest of palm heart from Euterpe edulis in Brazil (Reis et al., 2000c) and Bolivia (Ministerio de Desarrollo Sostenible, Republica de Bolivia, 2006), sap from Jubaea chilensis in Chile (Gonzalez et al., 2009), and wood of Iriartea deltoidea in Colombia (Corpoamazonia, 2006).
Sap extraction of the austral Jubaea chilensis is regulated by seasons, and extends from mid-spring (October) to autumn (April).
In Chile, the largest stands of Jubaea chilensis are those where management for palm sap extraction has been a traditional activity (Gonzalez, 1994).
En LEP-C se han encontrado frutos y semillas de plantas silvestres comestibles C3, como peumo (Cryptocaria alba) y coco de palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis
), una variada gama de moluscos, peces principalmente de orilla y de pozas intermareales, guanacos, aves y fauna de laguna como el coipo y la rana (Falabella y Planella 1991).
The present study shows that palm seedlings have variable length hyperphylls, which can extend to various degrees from the seed, from a few millimeters (e.g., Jubaea chilensis
, Colpotrinax cookii, Nannorrhops ritchiana, Pritchiardia remota) to several centimeters (e.g., Corypha, Borassus, Phytelephas).