A. Molina R.

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  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
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    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Honduras, A. Molina R. 3474, F
Current Determination: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart.
Family: Arecaceae
Location: Honduras: Cort├ęs
Locality: La Cumbre, La Cumbre desprendimiento de Sierra de Omoa
Elevation: 190
Habitat/Microhabitat: floresta de lluvia, bosque muy humedo

Collector(s): A. Molina R.
Collection Date: 30 November 1950
Description: Uses: Popular ornamental. Flowers have been smoked as a tobacco substitute. Seeds used in fireworks. When planted in front of house protects from mal aire and mal vientos (Anderson et al. 2003:243, 282). Forage (Balick et al. 2000:195). Common names: Yat, yaat, xyaat, xyatil (general and very commonly used name for small palms of the genus Chamaedorea), (Anderson et al. 2003:243). Xat-macho, xate-macho (Balick et al. 2000:195). Image Notes: Fruit: 1.4-1.6 cm elongated oblong to semi-lunate drupe-like fruit. Black papery epidermal layer, semi-reticulate when desiccated. Slight scar at attachment to inflorescence.
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789098
OccurenceID: 765eeb00-1548-429a-b5f5-41c354d89d76

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