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.
List of plants of Amazon Rainforest vegetation of Brazil
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Aphandra natalia photos
Palm base: Aphandra natalia
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Aphandra natalia
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