Carludovica palmata is a tropical American, palm-like perennial. The leaves are folded fan-like along their length, giving the foliage a graceful and plicate. Range. Western S. America – Peru, north through Central America to southern Mexico. Habitat. Moist or usually wet, mixed, lowland or mountain rainforest. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is an evergreen stemless, palm-like plant which grows up to 4 m tall and has rhizomatous stems which produce large clumps.

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It is used for making Panama hats, cigar cases, small bags, mats etc[ 46, cqrludovica. From it are made the well-known Panama hats in Central America ‘sombreros de Jipijapa’ which, despite their English name, are not made in Panama but in a restricted area of Ecuador where atmospheric conditions are particularly suitable for their handling[ ].

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Prefers a pH in the range 5 – 6, tolerating 4. Don’t need the entire report? Subject to credit approval.


International Common Names English: Sowing and planting instructions go out with each order. The leaves are cut while young, and the stiff parallel veins removed, after which they are slit into shreds, but not separated at the stalk end, and immersed in boiling water for a short time and then bleached in the sun[ ].

The stem yields strong, flexible, and durable fibre used for making Panama hats, cigar cases, small bags, mats, etc.

Carludovicz in salads, they are said to have the flavour of asparagus[ ]. Please enter a number less than or equal to It can form large clumps of several metres with the bright green leaves reaching up to five metres high.

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A red, slightly sweet pulp[ ]. Visit eBay’s page on international selling.

America – Peru, north through Central America to southern Mexico. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. It prefers moist soil.

Carludovica palmata

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Its female flowers which mature first have large stigmas, and its male flowers which mature later have a lot of pollen.

Panama Hat Plant or Carludovica palmata. Lathyrus odoratus Laurus nobilis Liquidambar styraciflua Liriodendron tulipifera Lithops sp. Tropicos lists more species but it may contain potential synonyms: Fruits opening Photograph by: Seller information plantmad Used for making brooms[ ]. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. Terms and conditions apply. Postage cost can’t be calculated. Before the leaf fibre can be hand woven it must be softened and bleached.


Fair trade initiatives are working to support communities through sustainable livelihoods to ensure the tradition of hat weaving continues; luxury fashion at the right cost. Carludovica palmata is a tropical American, palm-like perennial.

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Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. An unidentified species belonging to this family possibly a Carludovica species has been marketed as a houseplant in the United States under the name “Jungle Drum”. No additional import charges on delivery. We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The leaves are used palmaat thatch and made into brooms. Succeeds in full sun, but prefers a shady caroudovica, growing well in the shade of trees[ ]. The Panama hat palm is cultivated from Central America to Bolivia.

It prefers a mean annual rainfall caroudovica the range 1, – 1,mm, but tolerates – 2,mm[ ]. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.