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Leopoldinia piassaba

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Leopoldinia piassaba is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil and Venezuela, which is often used to produce the piassava. This plant is natural habitat of the Rhodnius brethesi, which is a potential vector of Chagas disease, and it is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.


Schultes, Richard E. (1974). Palms and religion in the northwest Amazon.Principes 18 (1): 3-21. Astrocaryum vulgare, Bactris gasipaes, Euterpe oleracea, E. precatoria, Leopoldinia piassaba, Maximiliana martiana, Oenocarpus bacaba, Socratea exorrhiza

Rocha, Dayse da Silva; Santos, Carolina Magalhaes dos; Cunha, Vanda; Jurberg, Jose; Galvao, Cleber. Life cycle of Rhodnius brethesi Matta, 1919 , a potential vector of Chagas disease in the Amazon region. (Abstract in English) 2004 October; 99 (6): 591-595.

See also

List of plants of Amazon Rainforest vegetation of Brazil

External links

USDA Plants Profile: Leopoldinia piassaba

Flora Brasiliensis: Leopoldinia piassaba

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