Iriartea deltoidea

COMMON NAME

Stilt, Copa or Barrigona Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A single-stemmed palm tree growing up to 30 metres tall, with a dense cone of black stilt roots at its base.  Provides a very hard, rot-resistant timber. Used by the local indians for housing; the logs are split, the spongy centre removed, and the hard outer trunk is used for flooring.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Nicaragua to Panama, and in other places in South America

as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Wet rainforest or seasonally wet forest in low montane locations

WEB SOURCES

https://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Iriartea_deltoidea

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Iriartea+deltoidea

https://www.pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Iriartea_deltoidea

 



Iriartea deltoides