Taxon: Aphandra natalia (Balslev & A. J. Hend.) Barfod

Genus: Aphandra
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Ceroxyloideae
      Tribe: Phytelepheae
Nomen number: 406771
Place of publication: Opera Bot. 105:44. 1991
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Apr-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as oil/fat (fide Rev Peruana Biol 15:107. 2008)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Palms Amazon)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Morona-Santiago, - Napo, - Pastaza; Peru - Loreto, - Ucayali

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador


  • Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. 2005 (L Palms)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kronborg, M. et al. 2008. Aphandra natalia (Arecaceae) - a little known source of piassaba fibers from the western Amazon Revista Peruana Biol. 15(suppl. 1):103-113.
  • Petersen, H. B. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)


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