Attalea microcarpa

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Mountain Maripa

Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
microcarpa (migh-kroh-KAHRP-ah)
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French Guiana.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Attalea (at-tahl-EH-ah)
microcarpa (migh-kroh-KAHRP-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names
Coco-curuá (Brazil-Port.), Catarina, Mavaco (Spanish), Mountain Maripa.

Habitat and Distribution

Attalea microcarpa is found in Brazil North, Colombia, French Guiana,
Grown in full sun. French Guiana.
Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b.

Comments and Curiosities

Uses: Construction - The leaves are used in permanent and temporary ceilings, and thatch for roofs. Food - The fruits are edible.

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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