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Aphandra natalia


Aphandra natalia (syn. Ammandra natalia Balslev & A.J.Hend.) is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru. This plant is commercially exploited for its edible fruits, and for its leaf sheath and petiole fibers. This fiber is almost equal to the fiber extracted from Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba, which is called piassava.

See also

List of plants of Amazon Rainforest vegetation of Brazil

External links

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Aphandra natalia photos

Palm base: Aphandra natalia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Aphandra natalia

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